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Miller, Dominic: Silent Light

You might recognize the name Dominic Miller, as he's been the guitarist in Sting's band for many years, but this veteran musician has also worked with the likes of Paul Simon, Phil Collins, Bryan Adams, Chris Botti, Peter Gabriel, Sheryl Crow, and Steve Winwood, among many others. Originally from Argentina, raised in both the US and England but now living in France, he's spent the last three decades touring and recording with some of the best in the music industry. Though he has a number of solo releases to his credit, Silent Light is his first for the acclaimed ECM Records label, and features mostly his solo guitar with some light percussion courtesy of Miles Bould.

Predominantly utilizing acoustic guitars, Miller weaves a majestic blend of jazz and folk here on Silent Light touched with Latin flavors. "Water" is simply gorgeous, gentle melodies just tugging at your soul, while the more upbeat "Urban Waltz" and "Baden" drop hints of his Argentinian heritage with some ethnic elements, Bould adding just the right amount of percussive rhythms to the mix. "Chaos Theory" is quite memorable, a tasty little contemporary jazz piece bringing in bass and drums for a groovy modern touch, and his interpretation of the Sting classic "Fields of Gold" on solo acoustic guitar, a song he's played no doubt hundreds of times over the years, is simply lovely. That's actually the best way to sum up this album; a simply lovely and wonderful listening experience. If you enjoy acoustic guitar music that draws from both jazz and folk elements, "Silent Light" will be mandatory listening from a guitarist who has been a secret weapon for Sting for many years.

Track Listing
01 What You Didn't Say
02 Urban Waltz
03 Water
04 Baden
05 En passant
06 Angel
07 Chaos Theory
08 Fields Of Gold
09 Tisane
10 Valium
11 Le pont

Added: April 2nd 2017
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
Related Link: ECM Records
Hits: 1758
Language: english

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