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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.
Jazz is a continuing revelation. The best show I ever attended was the
Roots Picnic at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, or was it Robert
Glasper's Experiment at Lincoln Center, or was it Chick Corea with
Brian Blade at Oberlin College? Most of all I enjoy playing guitar and
composing beats with my Brooklyn-based group Space Captain.