Colyn Fischer & Shauna Pickett-Gordon | Nocturne

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by Colyn Fischer & Shauna Pickett-Gordon

An alchemical experiment starting with some good, strong Scottish music mixed together with free Jazz, a little impressionism, and brought to a rolling boil with intrepid spontaneity. Shake well, and voila: Nocturne.
Genre: World: Celtic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Morning Star
4:35 $0.99
2. Evening at Cafe Gibraltar (Mad Dumplings, Tagine Dream, Jose Lui
4:16 $0.99
3. First Rain of the New Year
2:05 $0.99
4. Rondo alla Dundee
2:28 $0.99
5. Blue on Idhra
2:52 $0.99
6. The Rain has Ended
6:30 $0.99
7. The Stream is High
2:12 $0.99
8. Into the Green (Green World, Forty-Six Miles, The Dogwood Tree)
5:59 $0.99
9. Fregishe Fancy
2:52 $0.99
10. The Selkie
4:09 $0.99
11. Mind Your Step
1:34 $0.99
12. High Over Catania
2:59 $0.99
13. The Corn That Sees Beyond the Stars
3:31 $0.99
14. The Astronomer
2:58 $0.99
15. Nocturne
2:50 $0.99
16. Morning Star
3:00 $0.99
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Album Notes
Colyn Fischer performs and teaches violin and fiddle, is a teacher of music in middle school, teaches summer fiddle camp, plays jazz, and composes music in many different
genres. He teaches workshops in Scottish fiddling to violinists and fiddlers of all ages
and levels. He coaches and co-directs the Peninsula Scottish Fiddlers in the San Francisco Bay
area, and has toured Scotland with them. He has twice won the U.S. Open Scottish Fiddling
championship, playing his 1926 Benjamin Franklin Phillips fiddle named Angus.

Shauna Pickett-Gordon co-directs and writes arrangements for the Peninsula
Scottish Fiddlers. She has accompanied many of the great fiddlers in North America, and is
the featured pianist in the annual concerts of the Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles. Trained in
classical piano and voice, experienced in directing choirs, she creates music in various styles.
She also enjoys accompanying silent movies. Her piano is a Kawai parlor grand, and these
recordings were made in her living room overlooking the Pacific Ocean.



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D. Rude

Impressions of Nocturne
Excellent CD. Their playing is simply great.

Sean B. and the Reviewer Team

Wonderful Celtic music featuring the violin and piano
"Nocturne" is the latest album from the duo Colyn Fischer & Shauna Pickett-Gordon. This is a wonderfully unique album, in which we hear solely the piano and violin combine into a superb collection of music that is part Celtic, part classical, and part Jazz. In "First Rain of the New Year" we hear both instruments delight the listener in their own way, the violin heartfelt while the piano softly accompanies with a sweet and somber tone. "The Stream is High" is an energetic number in which the violin calls out thrillingly as the piano frolics delightfully alongside. "The Astronomer" is a number that really shows how these musicians can fuse traditional Celtic music with a more contemporary jazz sound. All in all, this entire album is a true celebration of the fantastic potential inherent within the simple pairing of a violin and piano in the right musicians' hands. Fans of Celtic music, as well as those of avant-garde Jazz music, would do themselves a favor by listening to Colyn Fischer & Shauna Pickett-Gordon's album, "Nocturne."