Introducing “Jazz in Scots”: Christopher Caird Dominique Pays Tribute to Great Grandfather and His Scottish Roots with New Album On September 15th, 2023, Swedish musician Christopher Caird Dominique will release his highly anticipated album, “Jazz in Scots,” paying homage to his great grandfather, George Caird. George Caird was a renowned violinist who left an indelible mark on the BBC Variety Orchestra from 1945 to 1963.
This album is a testament to Christopher’s deep connection to his Scottish heritage and his passion for preserving and celebrating musical legacies. Christopher Caird Dominique has already made waves in Scotland with his previous works, garnering attention from the likes of Edinburgh Live, Press and Journal, and Daily Record. His latest project, “Jazz in Scots,” promises to be another captivating piece in his musical collection and a powerful tribute to his family’s legacy. Inspired by historic recordings of George Caird’s performances in Glasgow, Christopher has carefully crafted new arrangements of timeless songs, infusing them with his unique blend of jazz and traditional Scottish elements. Collaborating with accomplished musicians, Filip Runesson on violin and Johnny Åhman on double bass, the trio breathes new life into these classic melodies. What sets “Jazz in Scots” apart is the inclusion of guest appearances by harmonica virtuoso Ola Salo and Glaswegian tenor saxophonist Matt Carmichael. These added layers of talent elevate the album to new heights, making it a must-listen for any music lover. To kick off the “Jazz in Scots” journey, Christopher Caird Dominique and his ensemble will be embarking on a UK and Scotland tour, starting with a live recording at the esteemed Abbey Road Studios on September 21st. A legendary venue that has witnessed countless iconic recordings, it is only fitting that “Jazz in Scots” makes its debut here.
The tour will continue with captivating performances in Glasgow on September 22nd, followed by dates in Skye, Inverness, Aberdeen, and St. Andrews on September 23rd and 24th. Recorded in Hurfva Gramophones Studios in Sweden, mixed by renowned producer Per Sunding at Tambourine Studios in Malmö, and mastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios in London, “Jazz in Scots” is a true testament to Christopher Caird Dominique’s musical prowess and dedication. In a world where musical legacies are often forgotten, “Jazz in Scots” is a beautiful tribute to the past, bridging it with the present in a captivating and unique way. With this album, Christopher Caird Dominique takes listeners on a journey through time, reminding us of the importance of preserving and celebrating our heritage. “Jazz in Scots” is more than just an album; it is a musical odyssey that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on all who hear it.