Album Of The Week – Dave Milligan – ‘Momento’ Sat 22nd Aug 2020
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Listen in at 12 o’clock on Saturday 22nd August 2020 to Album of The Week – this week ‘Momento’ by Dave Milligan – release date 28th Aug 2020 – when he will be in conversation with The Phat Controller aka Iain Copeland about this stunning new album and single release
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On the Album – Dave Milligan / Danilo Gallo / UT Gandhi
‘Dave Milligan is a highly versatile musician and a leading figure in the diverse Scottish music scene. His musical imagination flows freely between multiple genres, and is in great demand all over the world as a performer, composer, arranger, musical director and educator.
Now based near Edinburgh, Dave grew up in the Scottish Borders and went on to study at the City of Leeds College of Music, before returning to his native Scotland.
Having established himself early in his career as one of the most sought-after jazz pianists in the country, Dave’s work with some of the folk and Celtic music scene’s brightest artists earned him a reputation as a hugely adaptable, creative force.
As part of Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival in 2003, he co-founded and directed – along with harpist, vocalist and composer Corrina Hewat – The Unusual Suspects, a 22-piece big-band of leading folk and jazz musicians that set the bench-mark for the wave of large-scale ensembles that followed in the contemporary folk scene. The Scotsman would later count their debut performance in a list of the top 20 gigs of all time.
MUSICIANS – appearing on ‘Big Like This’
Dave Milligan (piano) /Corrina Hewat (harp & vocal)/ Anna Massie (fiddle)Catriona Macdonald (fiddle) Eilidh Shaw (fiddle) Calum MacCrimmon (pipes) Donal Brown (pipes) Mairearad Green (accordion) Ewan Robertson (guitar & vocal) Rick Taylor (trombone) Nigel Hitchcock (saxophone) Ryan Quigley (trumpet)
Colin Steele (trumpet) Tom Lyne (bass) Alyn Cosker (drums) Donald Hay (percussion)Annie Grace
Dave has played a key role in countless projects and performances at Celtic Connections since its inception, most recently as musical director of the festival’s star-studded 25th anniversary opening concert. Other performances include appearances with artists such as Larry Carlton, Mark Knopfler, The McCrary Sisters, Karine Polwart, Trilok Gurtu, Art Farmer, Carol Kidd and Camille O’Sullivan to name a few.
Dave has performed all over the world with a diverse array of bands, including: his long-established duos with Corrina Hewat and with concertina virtuoso Simon Thoumire; as pianist and arranger with award-winning jazz trumpeter Colin Steele; as pianist and founding member of the international super group String Sisters, featuring six of the worlds top female fiddlers: Liz Carroll, Annbjørg Lien, Liz Knowles, Emma Härdelin, Catriona Macdonaldand Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh. String Sisters started in 2001 and have continued to dazzle audiences worldwide, from the Celtic Colours festival in Canada to the Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo. Their latest album Between Wind and Water was released in 2018 to universal critical acclaim.
Other artists Dave has worked with include: Larry Carlton, Mark Knopfler, Art Farmer, Trilok Gurtu, Scott Hamilton, Pete King, Joe Temperley, The McCrary Sisters, Harry Allen, Charlie Mariano, Valery Ponamarev, Bill McHenry, Spike Robinson, Howard Alden, Ken Peplowski and Buddy DeFranco, Julian Arguelles, Tommy Smith, Carol Kidd, Tina May, Camille O’Sullivan, Eliza Carthy, McFall’s Chamber, Shooglenifty, Session A9, Alasdair Fraser, Chris Stout, Gordie Sampson, Enzo Favata, U.T. Gandhi, Danilo Gallo, Jason Singh and Eugene Skeef.
Dave also has a trio with Tom Bancroft (drums) and Tom Lyne (bass) started playing together around 1998.
1. Going Nowhere
2. Parcle of Rogues
3. (There’s) Always Tomorrow
4. The Said It Was About You
6. Sandy’s 70th
7. Made In The Border
David Milligan Trio – ‘Shops’ 2009
David Milligan Trio – ‘Late Show’ 2003
David Milligan – ‘Did You Used to Be RD Lang’ 2002
Unusual Suspects – ‘ Big Like This’ 2010
Unusual Suspects – ‘ Live In Scotland’ 2004
Bachué – ‘The Butterfly’ 2004
Bachué – ‘A Certain Smile’ 1999