CD REVIEW Musician Magazine SPRING 06
Rob Hall & Chick Lyall The Beaten Path (FMR CD170-CO505)
[Musician, Spring 2006]

Scottish duo saxophonist Rob Hall and pianist Chick Lyall merge classical, jazz and Celtic flavours to create a work of depth and imagination consisting of self-penned instrumentals. The pair sprinkle delightful pinches of hot spice across every cut and surprise with twists of improvisational wizardry. The warm chordal opener Devil's Advocate is instantly followed by the energetic Late, which flows into the fluid arpeggios of Campsie Falls. Lovely stuff.

Keith Ames
2nd January 2006
Rob Hall & Chick Lyall
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