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First Listen: Neil Swainson & Don Thompson - Tranquility

We bring in the new year with a new duo recording from bassist Neil Swainson and multi instrumentalist Don Thompson called Tranquility. These two have known each other and have played in each other’s worlds for more than 35 years, it’s instinctive.

Minimal arrangements, maximum spontaneity, a wealth of experience and songs that they love. As Swainson himself writes, “it’s a conversation between old friends.”

We’ll let the recently departed Jim hall have the final statement… “lovely music, played beautifully by two fantastic musicians, who open all of their experiences, memories and hopes for us to share with them.”

The track that we’ve chosen for you is the classic, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”. Your first listen this week from Neil Swainson and Don Thompson from Tranquility.


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