Swedish Musician Christopher Caird Dominique Reconnects With His Scottish Roots On New Album
By Stevie Connor.
Christopher Caird Dominique, a gifted Swedish pianist and composer, has released his highly anticipated album, "Jazz in Scots,". This remarkable album pays homage to the legacy of his great grandfather, George Caird, who served as a renowned violinist in the BBC Variety Orchestra from 1945 to 1963 and serves to reconnect the Swedish musician with his Scottish roots.
‘Jazz in Scots’ is the latest in Christopher’s output that is making waves in Scotland. The artist previously made headlines for gathering the support of the Scottish public to uncover information about his great-grandfather, and more recently was featured in the likes of Edinburgh Live, Press and Journal, and Daily Record, in a rousing attempt to have the Proclaimers bless his wedding after travelling 500 miles (and 500 more) to Scotland for it.
Drawing inspiration from historic recordings made in Glasgow in 1945, where George Caird's mesmerizing violin performances left an indelible mark, Christopher Caird Dominique has meticulously crafted new arrangements of these timeless songs. Collaborating with accomplished musicians, Filip Runesson on violin and Johnny Åhman on double bass, the trio infuses new life into the melodies that once resonated through the airwaves.
‘Jazz in Scots’ is not just an album; it's a journey through time and a celebration of the rich musical heritage that has been passed down through generations. This album showcases the fusion of jazz and traditional Scottish elements, creating a truly unique and captivating listening experience. Adding an extra layer of excitement to the album, "Jazz in Scots" features guest appearances by the harmonica virtuoso Ola Salo and the rising star of Glaswegian tenor saxophone, Matt Carmichael.
To kick off this musical odyssey, Christopher Caird Dominique and his ensemble embarked on a UK and Scotland tour, starting with a live recording session at the world-renowned Abbey Road Studios on September 21st. This iconic venue has been the backdrop for countless legendary recordings, and it's only fitting that "Jazz in Scots" took its first breath here. The tour continued with captivating performances in Glasgow on September 22nd, followed dates in Skye, Inverness, Aberdeen, and St. Andrews on September 23rd and 24th.
The album was recorded in Hurfva Gramophones studios, Sweden. Mixed by world famous producer Per Sunding at Tambourine Studios in Malmö, Sweden. Mastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios London.
Christopher Caird Dominique is a pianist and composer with a long successful career working with some of Sweden’s biggest stars in theatres, orchestras and in television.
Currently on a major tour of Sweden with one of Sweden’s biggest pop/rock vocalists Ola Salo. With "Jazz in Scots," he pays tribute to his great grandfather, George Caird, and brings the past into the present through a captivating blend of jazz and Scottish traditions.
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