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Saturday 6th Jan ft HM Shuffle, Duncan Lamont Songbook ft Esther Bennett, Daniela Clynes, Dongle#42

Saturday 6th Jan ft HM Shuffle, Duncan Lamont Songbook ft Esther Bennett, Daniela Clynes, Dongle#42

Playing tracks by

Mavis Staples, Amp Fiddler and Blossom Dearie.

In Hour 2 tonight the stupendous Duncan Lamont (Ipictured here with his son Duncan Jnr) , one of Scotland and the UK's most prolific composers and songwriters in any and many genres. You'll have heard his artistry at the movies or watching TV since the 60s and in all kinds of contexts. For the past 7 years in collaboration with jazz singer Esther Bennett he has been presenting the vast and groovy dimensions of his songbook, which uinhabits and extends the alchemical gold standard of 32-bar standard song (with a few bespoke formal extensions here and there). Songs and stories , recorded live recently at The Art House, Crouch End (though residentially Duncan isn't far from our immediate region ) and hopefully a continuing association with The Chim. In Hour 1 (and 3) some prequels and sequels from his immense canon of writing and collaboration , more tommorrow. The Shuffle also has local arrivees - Jordan Rahkim for example , new music from Staples and Stone, plus Crimp aloft.

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