The final track on Robin Hill's Eklectica is another composition by the quartets pianist Daniel Bath.
'Waltz', is unusual in the sense that it incorporates singing, electric sitar and the electric guitar.
In fact the piece starts with Daniel singing and then Robin joins in on the electric sitar, with its highly distinctive sound.
The main section of the piece consists of interplay between the keyboards and electric guitar, with a melodic, laid back, late night listening feel to the whole piece.
It's always refreshing to hear musicians obviously enjoying each other's company and making music together.
This album brings these factors together beautifully.
When you hear the tracks in their entirety, and hear the music 'breathe' and develop, you'll know what I mean.
The Bolling in particular is an exciting performance. There aren't many versions of it available, partly because of the unusual instrumentation. I hope you all enjoy this music as much as I do.
Meanwhile here at Hillhouse travel plans are well underway.
Yes, Robin is off again tomorrow.
Check in then for more details...
'As always, it was sheer pleasure to observe Robin Hill's remarkable fluent technique: everything looks easy when he plays it.' Colin Cooper- Classical Guitar Magazine ----- 'Wonderful for their (Hill & Wiltschinsky) precision, touch and clarity of sound... refined virtuosity, the achievement of a long interpretive process.' Il Giornale D'Italia (Rome) ----- 'I loved your CD and thought your technique and performance were fabulous...' Rick Wakeman