Mackenzie, David: Notes Home

Mackenzie, David: Notes Home
Title: Notes Home
Label: CD Baby

'. . . . a series of musical postcards which perfectly capture the atmosphere of warm sunny days and balmy nights in the Mediterranean. Whether upbeat or laid back, these jazz rhythms and melodies will transport you there, recreating the relaxed mood and colours of this region. . . ' On 19th June 2008, independent label Shandon Records release the second CD by the Dublin pairing of violinist David MacKenzie & pianist Josh Johnston. They take the swing jazz of Stephan Grappelli as their starting point but add elements of blues and Latin jazz to create a refreshing mix of original compositions, thirteen of which make up this album. The new CD Notes Home is an advance from their previous CD (A Minor Happiness - 2004). It was recorded by sound engineer Brian Masterson and features supporting musicians Stephen McFarlane (electric guitar), Andrew Csibi (double bass) and Robbie Harris (percussion). The title? Many of David's pieces were composed on his holidays in Europe, so listen for the relaxing echoes of the South of France and Italy in his brief breaks from a busy orchestral year. These are his Notes Home.

1.1 The Latecomer
1.2 Cap Mortola
1.3 Silk
1.4 Through the Night
1.5 Place Carnot
1.6 La Narbonnaise
1.7 Minor Happiness
1.8 Broadband Blues
1.9 La Plage
1.10 Waiting
1.11 Wistful Thinking
1.12 Pont Neuf
1.13 Sliding Scale

Mackenzie, David: Notes Home

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