Saturday, July 31, 2021

Cairn - Fergus McCreadie

Cairn by Fergus McCreadie (Edition Records) is cool, assured jazz in the classic piano trio format with some of the strong melody, crystal clear warmth and wistfulness of Bill Evans. And with the difference that it’s inspired in part by Scottish landscape and tradition, as in the uncanny blues of ‘The Stones of Brodgar’, after an Orkney stone circle, or the tumbling skirl of ‘Jig’. Exultant, confident contemporary jazz that will enliven your louche evenings, and coil around the coffee fumes of your brittle afternoons. Perfect also as a soundtrack to  a cocktail-shaking psychic detective investigating strange manifestations at a corbie-stepped Scottish chateau.  

(Mark Valentine) 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this Mark! I listened to his whole album over on Bandcamp and liked it so much I purchased his first album as well. I'm shaking my cocktail right now getting ready to head out and investigate the happenings at Caerleon on the Usk.