The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) celebrates its 20th anniversary in adventurous design by thoroughly touring Scotland’s north and west and going out to its area communities. From Islay to Arran after which on via Shetland to Mull, Skye, Southern Uist, Lewis, Ullapool and Inverness, they'll certainly be joined by their unique guest Eddi Reader for ten nights of amazing music in an enticing show show carried out in the heartlands of music tradition.
The songs and songs of Scotland obviously stirs powerful and mixed feelings that are coloured by a feeling of record, perceptions of identity and governmental a few ideas. All of these feelings are going to be explored profoundly by two of Scotland’s most enthusiastic and eminent music ambassadors. For 2 years, Tommy Smith has actually led the SNJO through numerous challenges, and created stunning songs that features placed Scotland in the globe chart of jazz. Eddi Reader is amongst the nation’s many charismatic singers; one whose vocals has actually fascinated viewers worldwide and perfectly catches the spirit of modern-day Scotland.
The tracks they'll certainly be performing try to very carefully illuminate every delicate aspect of the Scottish music imagination. These are typically assisted about this trip by a few of the world’s many forward-thinking arrangers of cultured orchestral jazz, specifically: Geoffrey Keezer, Pino Jodice, Florian Ross, Paul Harrison, Martin Kershaw, Laurence Cottle and Christian Jacob. Together, they aim to develop a portrait of Scotland in which tradition and modernity at last become indistinguishable and inseparable.
Alba: Songs of Scotland is essentially the story of love in its many forms: through the devotional plus the poetic to the mystical and tough. You will definitely hear it done warmly inside Gaelic of An Ataireaclhd Ard (the high rise of sea), reflectively in Edwin Morgan and Tommy Smith’s golden Glen of Tranquility, and affectingly into the lilting Loch Tay Boat tune.
Normally, it's impossible to look at the tracks of Scotland without thinking instantly of Robert Burns. He had been indisputably a love poet with few peers, and Eddi Reader is significantly admired as an interpreter of his work. These activities with all the SNJO spend specific focus on intensity of Burns’ lyrical ardour in famous pieces such as for example Ae Fond Kiss and John Anderson My Jo, alongside the spent enthusiasm of their Jacobite’s lament.
Eddi Reader is only able to sing truthfully and from heart. Maybe this is how these songs should be heard, with strong feelings tempered by understanding and self-knowledge. The SNJO in addition know all about music that soothes the soul and cheers one's heart. It is their forte. Possibly it is additionally time for you believe less about labels and just enjoy wonderful Scottish songs that faithfully embodies and embraces great melody. Eddi Reader plus the SNJO are truth be told there to captivate you once we travel collectively through Scotland’s collective memory with vivid, radiant and imaginative songs.