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Artist - ROB HALL



The Beaten Path is the much anticipated release from the Scottish-based contemporary duo of Rob Hall and Chick Lyall . Pooling their respective writing talents, both musicians contribute compositions, interspersed with a series of short, free improvisations. Their expressive range merges jazz, contemporary classical and Celtic sonorities, and this new CD recording exemplifies the fluid and engaging language these two fine musicians have developed over a two year period of performing together. The duo of Rob Hall/Chick Lyall has performed throughout the UK from concert halls to ceilidh rooms and is equally at home in jazz and multi-arts venues. British saxophonist Rob Hall has made a substantial impression on both the local and European scenes in recent years The Guardian. Chick Lyall is the most adventurous Scottish pianist of the current generation Penguin Guide to Jazz.


Rob Hall

This is saxophonist Rob Hallís second CD for FMR using roughly the same personnel as the highly acclaimed ĎOpen Upí This Cd is based on the experiances of various tours up and down the country, in this case to Scotland, and includes many pieces written specially for and after these tours. The CD also features Robs expansion to clarinet as well as soprano sax, which has now exapanded to include alto as well. His full rounded tone has now developed even more along with his excellent compositional talent, making these performances along with his excellent band of Dave Frankell, Alex Keen, Paul Cavaciuti, Phillip Van Endert a further example of a fast maturing virtuoso saxophonist and major writer

Rob Hall
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This upcoming saxophonist/composer with the strong blessing of Jim Mullen (who features on this CD) has paved a way into the British Jazz circuit with great confidence, particularly within his strong compositional skills. With the addition of Dave Frankel (keyboard/piano, Alex Keen (bass) and drummers Joachim Leyh and Paul Cavaciuti, this is a strong debut.

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