„The creative process of this CD happens upon the swing.“ David Friesen, Alan Jones, Uwe Kropinski and Gary Barone have made a recording of music, somewhat diverse, imperfect, and times unusual, but nevertheless whithout one hundred percent of effort poured into each note. Each participant has the quality of trust, allowing moments to slip by unattended while looking for new pathways. The step of faith, and knowing the safety net of trust allows them to lift off.
A Major Thing
Two Of A Kind
Brand New Tune Blues
Upon The Swing
Time Passing By
Musicians from all over the world have made their musical home at Shamrock like the German harpist and world-musician Rüdiger Oppermann, the American jazz-bass player David Friesen, the Argentinian guitarist José Luis Merlin, the musicians of Bleizi Ruz from Brittany, the Austrian guitarist Peter Ratzenbeck, the American Blues musician Paul Geremia, the Austrian composer and saxophonist Thomas Schwebisch, the Argentinian band Nahual and many more. More than 40 albums have been released by Shamrock since its foundation.
Numerous awards and nominations as well as excellent critiques are motivation and confirmation for the musicians.