Day 313 - My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose: The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

We're a day late but this gorgeous instrumental version of one of Robert Burns' best-loved lyrics is well worth the wait. Arranged by Geoffrey Keezer and recorded at Perth Concert Hall last month, the piece is introduced by the SNJO's Artistic Director Tommy Smith, who also features prominently on tenor sax.


My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose

by Robert Burns, Robert Archibald Smith

(don't forget about the other Scottish writers: Liz Lochhead, Jackie Kay, Robert Fergusson, Norman MacCaig, Edwin Morgan, Edwin Muir, Don Paterson, Carol Ann Duffy, Alasdair Gray, Tom Pow, Kenneth White, Hugh MacDiarmid, George Mackay Brown, Douglas Dunn, Christine de Luca, and Naomi Mitchison to name but a few...)

Arranged by Geoffrey Keezer

Commissioned by SNJO

Musicians: Martin Kershaw, Paul Towndrow, Tommy Smith, Konrad Wisniewski, Bill Fleming, Jim Davison, Sean Gibbs, Tom MacNiven, Lorne Cowieson , Kieran McLeod, Liam Shortall, Anoushka Nanguy, Michael Owers, Pete Johnstone , Calum Gourlay, Alyn Cosker

Recorded Live on 5th December 2020 Perth Concert Hall, Scotland

Stage Manager Ashley Holland

Live Sound Engineer Mark McKellen

Assistant Engineer Mark Renfrew

Live Lighting Technician Rebekah Pattison

Live Video Mixing: John Pike

Video Photography: Derek Clark & Perthshire Sound & Light

SNJO Manager Lindsay Robertson

SNJO Artist Director Tommy Smith

Supported by Creative Scotland

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