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    Words from Nick Drake and about Tanworth in Arden. Images from Aboyne, Scotland and Tanworth In Arden, England.

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In Arden 03:12
Mr CC 01:45
Braw Day 05:09


New music for the acoustic guitar and double bass - four hands, ten strings, and two bits of wood. The title track, inspired by the music of Nick Drake and the Annual Nick Drake Gathering, has a shimmering string quartet arrangement by James Edge. Working in this duo format, we are grateful to stand on the shoulders of giants such as Danny Thompson & John Martyn or Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny.

Launched during the August 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, featured on BBC Radio Scotland Jazz Nights.

Braw Day video at youtu.be/iYHWGPsl4JM
Mr CC video at youtu.be/dUj-bbd445c

" ... a tasteful, melodic and inventive jazz guitarist ... what they do with folky themes, jazzy chords and a sliver of Bach is a delight ... lush strings ... growling percussive bass ... the nimble dance of the music suits their duet playing perfectly ... time stands still ... will not disappoint."
Marc Higgins, FATEA

"... an attractive and readily accessible collection of tunes ... precise acoustic guitar picking ... the prospect of a longer release one to look forward to"
Bruce Lindsay, Jazz Journal

" ... a superb double act ... a real connection with the audience ... what is special about these two musicians is the lyricism of their playing ... a great narrative spun around much of the music ... wonderful stuff"
Moray Jazz Club

"... a pastoral piece to send you drifting away …"

"... beautiful playing ... a wonderful EP … a piece of gorgeousness …"
Rick Stuart, Roots and Fusion 521


released August 21, 2019

Composed by Steve Garrett
Acoustic guitar Steve Garrett
Double bass Peter Lowit
Recorded by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland

String quartet on ‘In Arden’
Arranged and directed by James Edge
Violin I Howard Gott
Violin II Lucy Wilkins
Viola Sophie Sirota
Cello Christopher Allan
Recorded by Dave Mountain at Attic Sounds, London

Mixed and mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland

Cover image © Chris Bell in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

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Guitarist. Earth scientist. Born London. Lived UK, Antarctica & North America. I call Scotland home.

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