John McSherry - The Seven Suns (2016)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 10 | 46:17 min | 108 Mb
Style: World, Celtic, Folk | Label: Compass Records
John McSherry further cements his legacy as a true master of the Uilleann pipes with THE SEVEN SUNS. The eagerly anticipated follow up to his 2010 solo debut Soma offers the listener a conceptual musical journey drawing from both traditional Irish jigs and reels as well as from free form jazz improvisation which inform McSherry's unique approach to the pipes. In McSherry's words: "My love for music embraces everything from these most ancient airs, jigs and reels to the harmonies and high powered, driving rhythms of modern music. I'd like to think of this album as a little melting pot of all the influences on my musical journey so far." Guest musicians on the album include Seán Óg Graham (guitars), Michael McGoldrick (flute) and Niamh Dunne (fiddle/viola). John McSherry is one of the finest exponents of the art of the Uilleann piping in the world. A founding member of Irish super-groups Lúnasa and the now legendary Coolfin, he has been called "a true master" by Irish Music Magazine and has taken piping to new heights with his unique style. His sense for improvisation has even been compared to that of the great jazz legend John Coltrane. In addition to his groundbreaking solo release Soma he has also released two duo CDs: At First Light with Irish flute virtuoso Michael McGoldrick (Best Traditional Album of the Year Award from Irish American News) and Tripswitch with multi-instrumentalist Dónal O'Connor.