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Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Bolton School Boys' Division serves as the backdrop for a new
video teaser from Robin Hill. The track, Chill 22, has been
released today by Old Boy Robin to promote his forthcoming new
album Standing On Air, due for release in December.
The Hill family have two boys currently in Bolton School and it
was Oliver in Year 10, who helped film and edit the video.
Sit back and enjoy:
The composition was inspired by Robin's newly acquired
Manuel Reyes guitar which was made by the master luthier in 1963.
This instrument is capable of producing not only the aggressive
rasp of the Andalusian flamenco, but also a beautiful sweetness of
tone when played with sensitivity and expression.
As he was in a hotel at the time, the title of the track was taken
from his room key and initials, 'Chill 22', his first name being
The track evolved over time; it has a laid back jazz groove
yet the incisive triplets and use of rasgueados reflect Robin's
love of flamenco music. The cuica drum, rainstick and shakers are
Robin Hill is a classical guitarist who has been performing
worldwide for over 30 years. He has performed with a wide
variety of musicians including Luciano Pavarotti, Lesley Garrett,
Russell Watson, Jethro Tull and Deep Purple.
He is a published author, composer, performer and guitar
teacher, and is also one half of the acclaimed Hill-Wiltschinsky
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