Album of The Week – Malcolm MacFarlane and Ross Milligan Two Rivers Meet – 12 th Sept 2020
Join Iain Copeland aka The Phat Controller when he will be in conversation with Malcolm and Ross about their album -‘Two Rivers Meet’ our Album of The Week from 12th September 2020 12pm and on catch up
Malcolm and Ross are both well established Jazz and freelance guitarists based in Scotland. They have worked together for 15 years in musical settings as varied as Jazz groups to The Scottish Guitar Quartet to performing together with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Playing together has inspired them to establish new projects including electric guitar quartet Sequence and a prolific series of virtual guitar duo performances in 2020.
****Four stars ‘The Scotsman’
‘a real feast for the ears, in which Big Bear, Morning Star and other stars in the sky are made to sparkle acoustically. An album is presented that does not need electronic effects and is completely committed to the acoustic – balm for the soul!’ Jazz Halo
Guitarists Malcolm MacFarlane and Ross Milligan perform 10 brand new, mainly acoustic compositions. Transcending musical genres, these pieces are subtle, textured and reflective in nature.
Guitarist Malcom MacFarlane & Ross Milligan are both established figures in Scottish jazz scene and beyond, and have worked together over the years in settings ranging from the Scottish Guitar Quartet to Mark Knopfler’s Local Hero musical. That they are well-used to each other’s musical company is evident from these ten mainly accoustic, virtually recorded duets emerging from lockdown, the opening Dancing Waters exemplifying the generally relaxed, easeful tone, thather than and jazz fireworks. Above the languid acoustic guitar circling of Good Days, an elextric instrument echoes like distant murmers of whale song, the titles track birls along with a country-ish road song feel to it and the relaced mode returns for Waltz for Charlie. Electric guitar slides over glittering acoustic chords in The Shinning Leaves befor Under The Stars closes the collection with a gently shimmer –
- Dancing Waters
- Good Days
- Where Two Rivers Meet
- Waltz For Charlie
- Tales Of Sorrow
- The Shining Levels
- Under The Stars