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"It has been my good luck to play music with Bob Barnard since meeting him many years ago. The sound of the combo is intimate and conversational. Like four blokes sitting around playing cards!
Bob and I place our bets and show our hands. Nigel Date on acoustic rhythm guitar deals a deck of grooves and Jonathan Zwartz adds his superb double bass playing to the conversation, trumping everything when he solos.
All the music was recorded in one afternoon with no edits or overdubs. Let the cards fall where they may." Ian Date October 2016

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released February 1, 2017

"Just My Luck" Bob Barnard: trumpet, Ian Date: electric guitar, Nigel Date: acoustic guitar, Jonathan Zwartz: double bass.
Thank you to Andrew Richardson for use of the studio space, Phil Snow for engineering and Ilse de Ziah for mixing and mastering, Bill Risby for portrait photography. Playing cards by Bengt H. Malmqvist.
Ian is playing a Yamaha AEX 1500 through a vox 20watt amp. Nigel is playing a selmer copy made by Sydney Luthier, Piers Crocker.
CD design and art by Ian Date. visit datebrothers.com

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The Date Brothers

The Date Brothers are:
Ian Date - Selmer Acoustic Guitar #861
Nigel Date - Acoustic Guitar
Howard Cairns - Double Bass
Melodic acoustic guitar music with lots of improvisation. The repertoire spans three centuries of music from different countries played with great virtuosity, beauty and style.
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