CALUM STEWART Earlywood ****
Earlywood EWCD01, 11.99
The six-holed wooden flute has undergone a revival over the last 20 years, having fallen out of sight from its 19th century heyday. Joining the handful of accomplished Scottish performers is Morayshire's Calum Stewart. This remarkable talent has already collaborated with Nitin Sawhney and Iranian musicians, and Stewart's determination to take the flute out of its sonic tram-lines is the main feature of his debut album – a showcase of assertive technique and imaginative instrumental interplay.
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