Pianist and keyboards player Steve Hamilton has released his first album as a result of being left without live work during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Stuck at home in Edinburgh while his regular gig with drumming legend Billy Cobham's band was put on hold, Hamilton invited guitarists Martin Taylor, Don Paterson and Davie Dunsmuir and saxophonist Paul Booth to contribute to a selection of acoustic and electric pieces.
They’re mostly Hamilton’s own compositions but also included are Nijinski (from Paterson’s period with Celtic-jazz group Lammas) and Robert Burns’ Ae Fond Kiss (another Lammas favourite).
Before joining Billy Cobham, Hamilton featured with Bill Bruford's Earthworks and he has a CV including work with Freddie Hubbard, Ray Charles, Pee Wee Ellis, Peter King, Van Morrison, and Carol Kidd.
Between the Lines is available from Bandcamp.