A remastered edition of 1977 LP and 1995 CD release. A brand new 19 track version of the album with 3 extra tracks and 16 page sleeve notes by Irish Times Jazz correspondent, Cormac Larkin, with several previously unpublished photographs.
Includes digital pre-order of Out On His Own. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
New, remastered 2022 version with 3 extra tracks and new 16 page sleeve notes booklet with lots of unpublished photographs.
Originally released in 1977, “Out On His Own” is a fitting title for Louis Stewart as the 1st Irish jazz musician to attain international front-rank status. This solo record features a mix of lead-only and rhythm with lead tracks with a repertoire of Jazz and American Songbook standards, tracks from contemporary composers (Chick Corea, Steve Swallow etc.) plus an interpretation of an Irish traditional tune and a self-composed blues.
“Out On His Own” was Livia Record’s first release in 1977, meeting with excellent press reviews as e.g.
Sunday Times critic Derek Jewell: “Louis is revealed here as a guitar virtuoso already of considerable maturity. A virtuoso in anyone's language, and … a musician to be spoken of in the same league as Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery, or, among contemporary virtuoso's, Joe Pass.”
Irish Times critic, Ray Comiskey: “a performance of such virtuosity, that very few guitarists of any era could ever hope to match it ...a brilliant combination of melodic inventiveness, harmonic ingenuity, technical virtuosity and sheer joy in playing that seems certain to win for it an outstanding place in the record of Jazz guitar”
Ronnie Scott: “Louis is a superbly talented natural musician. In my book he's one of the world's great jazz guitarists”
Louis Stewart: Guitar
Original Production: Gerald Davis
2022 Version Production: Dermot Rogers
Mastering: Michael Buckley at House Of Horn Studios
Sleeve Notes: Cormac Larkin
Art Work: Jon Berkeley at Holy Trousers
Cover Photo: Roy Esmonde
Masters Retrieval and Re-Issue Support: Davis Family
Project Support: Stewart Family
|Release Date||February 24th 2023|