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Album of the week:  

Hugh Buckley & Nigel Clark, The Day of the Duo (Silverwood)

Glaswegian guitarist Nigel Clark lives in Dublin these days and while he continues to work with contacts he made in Scotland, including violinist Tim Kliphuis, he has forged a musically rewarding partnership with fellow guitarist Hugh Buckley, whose saxophone-playing brother Michael was in a previous Scottish-Irish jazz alliance with trumpeter Colin Steele. 

Buckley and Clark complement each other splendidly, the former playing steel-strung, the latter nylon-strung guitar, and have realised their intention of turning each piece on this first album into a musical conversation whether it’s on the genially swinging Nobody Else But Me, the brisker Have You Met Miss Jones or the warm ballad style of I Can’t Get Started.

The tunes will all be familiar to jazz listeners, although All The Things You Are features in quite an adventurous arrangement and the two takes of Autumn Leaves and Tom Jobim’s Triste reveal different approaches as their playing styles – Buckley’s almost vocal, Clark’s more fleet-fingered  – dovetail with natural ease.

From The Sunday Herald, July 20, 2014


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