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Dig A Little Deeper

When Mick Stuart finished jazz school he was the oldest in his class. If he wasn't the worst performer, he certainly felt like it. However, he did pick up some arranging skills and he still liked writing songs. Mick decided to gather some fine musicians around him to make him sound good. It almost worked. Mick formed the Irish jazz band, Dig A Little Deeper. He wrote 11 original tunes and recruited Ríona Hartman (vocals), Johhny Taylor (piano), Dan Callaghan (double bass) and Tommy Gray (drums) to come with their debut album, Songs From The Small Hours. If theres any complex stuff in there, it's their fault

Songs From The Small Hours

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2013
Track listing: I Cannot Help Myself; Lifeline; Dead and Gone; Your Wish is my Command; Cold; Last Chance Saloon; You Push I Pull; In my Corner; When I Go; Lost; Boy Oh Boy.


Dig A Little Deeper: Songs From The Small Hours

Read "Songs From The Small Hours" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The title of the debut recording from guitarist Mick Stuart's quintet Dig A Little Deeper captures pretty well the mood of the music--a late night vibe of sultry vocal jazz with brushes and earthy bass setting the mood. Singer Riona Hartman's pure-toned voice holds center stage on eleven original compositions that are notable for their simple ...



Label: Self Produced
Released: 2013
Duration: 4:12

Dig a Little Deeper

Label: Jazz Connections
Released: 2002
Track listing: 1 Feels Like Coming Home 2 Move Over Mr B 3 Simple Soulman 4 Same Old Broad 5 Voodoo Dance 6 Dig a Little Deeper 7 Midnight on the Bayou 8 Rondo Alphonso


The Groovechasers: Dig a Little Deeper

Read "Dig a Little Deeper" reviewed by Rick Fredericks

It would be hard to find a more appropriate title for this album of original compositions by a group of relatively unknown, but obviously talented, British musicians. With its mixture of acoustic and electronic instruments and use of soul, funk and Latin rhythms, the inspiration seems to be very much the jazz of the ‘70s and ...


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