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Hall, Rob / Chick Lyall: Myth (FMR)

A lyrical and sincere dialog from the Scottish duo of Rob Hall on clarinets and Chick Lyall on piano, recoreded at the chapel in St Mary's Music School in Edinburgh, blending improvisation with chamber music, free jazz, contemporary classical and folk idioms.

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UPC: 0642415163101

Label: FMR
Catalog ID: FMRCD413-0116
Squidco Product Code: 22206

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at the chapel in St Mary's Music School in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 26th to 29th, 2015 by David Garrett.


Rob Hall-Eb, Bb, bass clarinet

Chick Lyall-piano

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Artist Biographies:

"Rob Hall has performed/recorded with Mike Stern, Danny Gottlieb, Kenny Wheeler, Jim Mullen, Simon Thoumire Orchestra, Anne Martin, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Paragon Ensemble Scotland and many others. Festival appearances include Bath, Cheltenham, Glastonbury Jazz Stage, Celtic Connections, Liverpool and Edinburgh International Festival. In 2001 the Highland Festival commissioned Rob to collaborate with two of Scotland's leading visual artists to produce A Highland Canvas. He has released three Cd recordings as a leader for the FMR contemporary/improvised label."

-Rob Hall / Chick Lyall Website (

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"Chick Lyall is a founder member of the acclaimed Green Room Trio and has recorded three albums under his own name, the most recent with Swedish saxophonist Joachim Milder. He has undertaken many commissions, which include works written for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Jazz Composers Orchestra and numerous small scale works, and in 2004 he was awarded the prestigious Creative Scotland Award to develop a work for two pianos. He has also written scores for film, dance ensembles and has performed as solo harpsichordist in recitals of Bach, Handel and Scarlatti."

-Rob Hall / Chick Lyall Website (

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track listing:

1. Asphodel Fields 3:44

2. Dark Pit Of Tartarus 2:49

3. Elysian Dance 2:01

4. XIX Andante Con Moto 4:35

5. XXI Poco Moto 4:01

6. XXIII Lento E Rubato 2:04

7. XXIV Andantino Languido 4:55

8. XXIX Moderato Poco Solenne 7:14

9. XXXII Allegretto Vivo 4:28

10. XXXII Allegretto Vivo 0:51

11. XXXVIII Allegretto 1:45

12. XLI Allegretto 1:44

13. XLII Andante Con Moto 5:02

14. XLII Andantino Mosso 1:52

15. XLIV Allegretto Vivo 1:30

16. I 2:27

17. II 1:08

18. III 2:24

19. Aethon 2:34

20. Phlegon 1:14

21. Eous 0:36

22. Pyrois 1:48

23. Trickster 1:17

24. Intercessor 1:48

25. Conductor Of Souls 1:16
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"Scottish duo of Rob Hall and Chick Lyall have developed a highly distinctive musical language and identity. Their music is informed by a very wide range of genres from Baroque chamber music to free jazz, contemporary classical and folk idioms, connecting with the broader European music tradition though often articulated with an American attitude. The central thread through all their work is the intense musical dialogue that they are capable of building between them. MYTH is the fifth release by the duo for the FMR label. As with previous albums, MYTH explores a variety of approaches ranging from Jazz to 20th cen- tury classical composition and freely improvised interludes, the centrepiece of which is a suite of music written by the Greek composer and conductor Giannis Konstantinidis. Originally grouped as a set of 44 Miniatures for Piano, 12 are performed here with extended improvisations."-FMR

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