An instrumental Polka holiday collection. Craig Duncan is no stranger to the Nashville music community. His talents on violin, fiddle, hammered dulcimer, mandolin, guitar, bass, and viola can be heard on numerous Nashville recordings. A graduate of Appalachian State University and Tennessee State University, Craig is a member of the North American Fiddler's Hall of Fame and Who's Who in Music and Musicians. In addition to his recording credits, Craig Duncan has written over 30 music instruction publications for Mel Bay Public.
Duncan Browne's melancholy first album, Give Me Take You – released on music impresario Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate label in August of 1968 – is one wonderfully tender album. Many who only discovered it well after its original release compare its dulcet introspective tone to Nick Drake's albums. It does fall into a similar English folk vein, though Browne's arrangements are, on the whole, more Baroque, giving the album a semi-classical, regal feel. Browne charted his own classical arrangements and wrote out vocal charts for a choir, but turned to his art school friend David Bretton for song lyrics.
Composer/keyboardist Mychael Danna released a handful of ambient neo-classical albums early in his career, including 1991's Sirens, while embarking on what would become a long, award-winning career in film and TV scoring. His varied, mostly orchestral work in the medium spans animated family films (Disney Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur), award-winning dramas (Moneyball), indie comedies (Little Miss Sunshine), and long-running partnerships with directors Ang Lee and Atom Egoyan. Also an Emmy and Golden Globe winner, Danna won an Academy Award in 2013 for his score to Ang Lee’s Life of Pi.
Duncan Mackay is a British composer, singer, arranger, and keyboard player who has recorded three solo albums. On this, his second solo album, has moved slightly away from the Keith Emerson imitations that permeated his first album. Slightly, because the Emerson sound still appears. On the first track, Witches, a somewhat Spanish sounding symphonic proc piece, Mackay plays Emerson-like riffs on a honky-tonk tack piano, similar in sound to keith's in Benny The Bouncer. Acousic piano appears throughout the album, with Mackay providing obvious Emerson-influenced sounds…
Duncan Mackay is a British composer, singer, arranger, and keyboard player. He was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. In 1985, MacKay met Debbie Raymond, the daughter of Paul Raymond, at a party. The couple went on to have a daughter, Fawn, the eldest of her two children. In 2004, he completed an album with South African singer/composer Greg McEwan-Kocovaos, The First Time. This indie album received its first airplay on Radio Caroline by the veteran UK DJ Martin Turner and was reviewed by the official 10cc fan site. He played with Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel from 1975 to 1977 and 10cc from 1978 to 1981, and also played on Kate Bush's first three albums, The Kick Inside (1978), Lionheart (1978 ) and Never for Ever (1980), as well as Camel's 1981 album, Nude, and Budgie's 1982 album, Deliver Us from Evil.
Lunacy / Fluance Featuring Duncan Mackay [Bell Antique Paper Jacket Series] an album produced by the full backup of the music composed by Jane Lane and Philip Lane. It has a spacey and progressive style influenced by Pink Floyd in the 70's, with a fresh impression that is different from the conventional Duncan McKay style. A gorgeous production consisting of a band consisting of 7 members and guests such as saxophone and guitar. Duncan Mackay is a British composer, singer, arranger, and keyboard player who has recorded eight solo albums as well as collaborations. He played with Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel from 1975 to 1977 and 10cc from 1978 to 1981, and also played on Kate Bush's first three albums, The Kick Inside, Lionheart (both 1978) and Never for Ever (1980), as well as Camel's 1981 album Nude, and Budgie's 1982 album Deliver Us from Evil.
The music to this project was inspired by Dali's "Salon of the Masterworks" exhibit at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dalinian philosophy calls for sudden materialization of suggested image… phantoms endowed with the realism of tangible objects. Who else but Dali would paint a still life… moving fast? An angel's ear? Or a Hallucinogenic Toreador? Scott Duncan's music somehow rings eerily true to the themes behind the inspiration. As if he had gone inside. This captivating music Scott has written definitely brings an entirely new dimension to New Age.
Duncan Mackay is a sadly forgotten British keyboardist who recorded two solo symphonic prog rock albums back in 70s along with few disks together with such little known bands like Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel & 10cc, while in 80s he joined Camel to record "Nude"…