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Blithe Spirit

by Rob Hall & Chick Lyall

"Saxophonist Rob Hall and pianist Chick Lyall merge classical, jazz & Celtic flavours to create work of depth & imagination" -Musician..."Atmospheric & evocative-both players are able to find their space with impeccable taste & discrimination." -Jazzwise
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Clouds & Machines
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3:47 $0.99
2. Tenebrae
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3. The Regime
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4:05 $0.99
4. Distant Futures
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5. Blithe Spirit
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4:20 $0.99
6. Triptych 1
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3:53 $0.99
7. The Slant
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4:14 $0.99
8. Always Present
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3:06 $0.99
9. Hinterland
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4:52 $0.99
10. Triptych 2
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3:42 $0.99
11. No Laughing Matter
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5:32 $0.99
12. Deep Past
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13. Rondeau
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14. Blithe Spirit (Coda)
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Album Notes
The Scottish based duo of Rob Hall & Chick Lyall has developed its distinctive musical language and identity over several years. Their music is informed by a wide range of genres from Baroque chamber music to free Jazz and folk idioms, connecting with the broader European music tradition, though often articulated with an American attitude. The central thread through all their work is the intense musical dialogue that they are capable of building between them.

With Blithe Spirit, the duo’s third release on FMR records, Rob Hall & Chick Lyall continue their collaboration with an album of wide ranging music, incorporating melodic composition, abstract free-improvisation and polyphonic interaction, always infused with a sensitivity for dynamic range, elasticity of rhythm and simplicity of utterance. In this recording they have expanded their language and sonic world even further incorporating three pieces in which they interact with electronic backdrops.

ROB HALL Sopranino, Soprano & Tenor Saxophones, Clarinet
CHICK LYALL Piano, Harpsichord & Electronics

Recorded , mixed & mastered by David Galbraith
at his studio - Lochwinnoch, Scotland 28-30 January 2011

Original photography by Susheila Jamieson (used by kind permission)

Cover image by Rob Hall

Design & layout by Ewan Rigg

Executive Producer - Trevor Taylor

Copyright on this recording - Rob Hall & Chick Lyall 2011
under UK license to FMR Records

BLITHE SPIRIT will be officially launched at The Hub 27 July 2011 at Edinburgh Jazz Festival.



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