Born in Dirt an' Din

For over a decade, Mr McFall’s Chamber has from time to time supplemented its core string line-up with a jazz trio of piano, bass and drums, often with an additional wind player as soloist – a role fulfilled here by Maximiliano Martín’s virtuosic clarinet. This typically eclectic programme showcases some of the results of these collaborations.

Newly commissioned works from Tim Garland, Paul Harrison, Martin Kershaw and Mike Kearney sit alongside Robert McFall’s own arrangements of playful, cartoon-like short numbers by the renowned American composer, bandleader and inventor Raymond Scott.

"Combining edgy post-industrial synth textures with ominous electronic percussive grooves, [Harrison’s title-track] Born in Dirt an’ Din presents the past through a futuristic post-industrial lens…Harrison’s other composition on the album, Consequences, demonstrates a willingness to explore jazz and classical combinations within a chamber setting…Another excellent, high-quality offering from Mr McFall’s Chamber."


Recording venue(s): Gorbals Sound Studios, Glasgow
Recording dates: 28-30 October 2018
Physical format: Jewel case
Number of discs: 1
Album ID: DCD34210