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Two of Scotland's finest musicians collaborate in what promises to be a stunning performance at HM Frigate Unicorn in Dundee this evening... ...

The Dundee Jazz and Blues Club Presents Fraser Fifield and Graeme Stephen

August 22, 2014, 8:15pm

HM Frigate Unicorn

Really happy to be bringing two of Scotland's most celebrated musicians to the boat! This is an amazing combination of folk and jazz - NOT to be missed! Fifield and Stephen are well known in folk and jazz circles as musicians with a unique sound and approach. Both originate from the North East and have worked together consistently since their early 20s, honing their unique mix of tradition, composition, improvisation with subtle live electronics and instrumental virtuosity. The duo has released 5 albums of original music to date. Fraser Fifield has developed a distinctive sound across the variety of wind instruments he plays and an approach to music making which has led to collaboration with a diverse list of artists. Described by the Sunday Herald as having “emerged as one of today's outstanding talents” and by Jazzwise magazine as “an outstanding product of the Scottish jazz-folk scene who at one moment can blow a low whistle like Charlie Parker steaming his way through ‘Ko-Ko’ and at the next knock out an air on a sax like a Highland traditionalist” The master-guitarist Graeme Stephen is widely known for his range of collaborative projects and leading his own Sextet. With 6 awards under his belt to date, Graeme is held to be one of Scotland‘s best Jazz guitarists. “The remarkable thing about Stephen is he can play a million notes yet still be the epitome of restraint and taste, never wasting a note” - Lance Liddle, Bebop Spoken Here “Stephens music speaks loudly of ambition, imagination, nous and harmonic adventure yet teemed with the sort of tuneful realization that swells the heart” - Rob Adams, Jazzwise. "Fraser Fifield and Graeme Stephen's set travelled from the Celtic countries, with Fifield's super-fluent and expressive low whistle playing borne on Stephen's keenly inventive guitar rhythms, to suggestions of the cafes of Andalusia and gypsy weddings of eastern Europe and back via ruggedly riffing pipes and guitar, all the while retaining the spontaneity of the jazz ethos” - Rob Adams, The Herald Bar: 7.15pm Music: 8.15pm Tickets: £9.00/£7.00* Concession Available online https://www.gammabookings.com/FrigateUnicorn/ Or on the door

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