Employing fingerstyle guitar and picked melodies, the smooth jazz album First Touch represents Dominic Miller's first session as a leader. No stranger to the recording industry, the guitarist has worked with such notables as Sting, Phil Collins, and Tina Turner. This 1995 debut album features his overdubbed guitars with additional support on several tracks provided by guests.
The songs, Miller's own compositions, represent the easy-listening genre with their floating melodies, pleasant harmonies, and loping "soft touch" rhythms. Specific images sprout, as "Boca" weaves Latin and smooth, "Rush Hour" contains suspenseful drama, "Ten Years" includes dreamlike wordless vocals by guest Mike Lindup, and "Scan" rests atop the locomotive rhythm supplied by guest drummer Barry Kinder. Complete background information is available at http://www.dominicmiller.com/ .
Track Listing: Eclipse; Do You Want Me; February Sun; Rush Hour; Boca; Looking For; Buenos Aires; Scan; David; Ten Years; Last Dance.
I love jazz because it swings.
I was first exposed to jazz in Houston.
I met Joe LoCascio and Bob Henschen.
The best show I ever attended was Pat Martino.
The first jazz record I bought was Time Out by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
My advice to new listeners is to relax on 2 and 4 beats.