Discography

LA BELLE VIE

Single

Release date: 19th March 2019, World Jazz Records, The Hague, NL
Recorded by David MacGregor in The Hague, NL
Produced by David MacGregor
Mixed and Mastered by Andrew Tulloch in London at The Blue Studio.
Artwork by Patricia Ramos
© Copyright – David MacGregor Music / World Jazz Records

When I first started traveling and playing concerts I moved to Paris for a while. The very first venue that I played in Paris was called La Belle Vie St Martin. I remember after the concert I asked a friend what Le Belle Vie meant and he explained the Good Life or Beautiful Life. I had just finished composing this song and had no name for it yet but when he told what La Belle Vie meant I knew I had a great name for the song.

Life is truly amazing and just gets better with age and experience.  

ROAD TO FLOYD 

Single

Release date: 1st February 2019, World Jazz Records, The Hague, NL Recorded by David MacGregor in The Hague, NL
Produced by David MacGregor
Mixed and Mastered by Andrew Tulloch in London at The Blue Studio.
Artwork by Patricia Ramos
© Copyright – David MacGregor Music / World Jazz Records (193428504394)

This song was composed while on tour in the USA.

I was driving from Washington D.C. to the small town of Floyd in Virginia to play a concert and the groove at the start of the song just popped into my head. For me it’s all about the joy of traveling. I truly love going to new places, meeting new people and learning more about different cultures.

There is a lot we could still learn from each other’s differences if we could embrace them rather than fear them.

DAY DREAM

Single

Release date: 8th November 2018, World Jazz Records, The Hague, NL
Recorded by David MacGregor in The Hague, NL
Produced by David MacGregor
Mixed and Mastered by Andrew Tulloch in London at The Blue Studio.
Artwork by Epya and Patricia Ramos
© David MacGregor Music / World Jazz Records (193428137998)

Ten years ago, when I first started exploring Solo Fingerstyle World Jazz Guitar, I composed this song. This was my first composition in this style and up until now, I had never managed to capture a good recording of it.

When I was young, I would always get in trouble at school for daydreaming, however, I think that is where the best idea’s come from. I strongly believe that daydreaming shouldn’t be discouraged in young and creative children as this is an important source of creativity. Even as adults we should try to take a moment each day to do nothing and let our imagination take over.

Remember that all those good and successful ideas were once just a dream.

IMPROVISED JOURNEY

Release date: 20th March 2018, World Jazz Records, The Hague, NL
Recorded by David MacGregor in Mexico City, Mx
Produced by David MacGregor
Mastered by Andrew Tulloch in London at The Blue Studio.
Artwork by Patricia Ramos
© David MacGregor Music / World Jazz Records (635292099861)

Travel the world with music and let yourself be inspired by the pure and honest sound of one man and his guitar. Listen to a mixture of original compositions, Jazz standards and Traditional Scottish music performed with flawless fingerstyle technique.

David MacGregors’ Improvised Journey” is a journey indeed, a soulful winding tale that sonically captures the landscapes of a well-traveled musician. The sonic quality of this record is stunning with a lot of warm lows and mids, and just enough sparkle on top to really entice the senses. Listening to this album I can easily see myself sitting at a coffee shop indulging in an overpriced hot caffeinated beverage, Likewise, sipping some wine on a cool summer night would be accompanied beautifully with this soundtrack! David is an accomplished musician and it shows in this collection of songs that are equal parts virtuosic and melodic! A collection of songs that would fit in any Guitar/Music lovers library wonderfully!!!” – Henry Stax, CEO at Guitar Player Collective Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

 

ALBUM NOTES

I was born in the small town of Dunfermline, Scotland. The town was the former house of many Kings and Queens and its name comes from the ancient Gaelic word Dún meaning fortified hill. You can imagine an entire hill covered in grey brick medieval buildings surrounded by the green landscape that characterises Scotland. I never realised it at the time but this was a truly inspiring place to grow up!

At the age of 16, I left home and started traveling around Scotland playing music. After a few years I settled for a while in the city of Dundee. All in all I had a great life there, playing in a few different bands and teaching guitar, but something was missing. I kept getting more and more of an urge to travel with my music until one day I decided to sell almost everything I owned and jumped on a plane to mainland Europe. This was one of the most important decisions I have made in my life and has took my on a journey all over Europe, North and Latin America.

There has been a lot of ups and downs over the years. One dramatic example was when I moved to Mexico City in 2012. After being there for only two weeks I had a very bad fall and broke my elbow. I had an exposed fracture and needed reconstructive surgery. It was 6 months before I could play again and about another 6 months of retraining myself how to play the guitar. To look on the bright side of this, it was a great time to analyze my playing and I do think I am a better musician because of it.

Life is an Improvised Journey, you never know what will happen, you just need to go with the flow… It has certainly been the case for me since leaving Scotland. I recently moved from Mexico to The Netherlands and as I am continuing on this path, it is the perfect time to release this album marking another milestone in my life.

LIVE AT THE HINCKLEY ACT

by David MacGregor and Si Hayden

 

 

Release date: 31st May 2016, Silvery Records, Coventry, UK
Recorded Live at The HinckleyACT September 2015
Produced by David MacGregor and Si Hayden
Mastered by Silvery Records
Artwork by Silvery Records
© Silvery Records / Silvery Records (190394579005)

“Well we promised you fireworks, and I think you’ll agree… they delivered!” (Pam London/HinckleyACT) 16 live tracks of originals & standards from David MacGregor and Si Hayden’s 2015 concert at the HinckleyACT.

 

 

ALBUM NOTES

On the 25th of September 2015, the World Jazz Guitarist David MacGregor and Acoustic Virtuoso Guitarist and Bassist Si Hayden performed together for the first time.

The venue was the HinckleyACT in Leicestershire, England, which is well known for presenting some of the best acoustic musicians in the world.

So how did this show come about? Well… Many years before Facebook and Twitter existed it was very common for musicians to have pages on MySpace. In 2008 David was just starting to discover the world of Solo Jazz Guitar and whilst searching MySpace for other Solo Finger-Style Guitarists he discovered Si Hayden. He was really impressed by Si’s playing and decided to contact Si and ask for advise on having a career as a solo musician. Si got right back giving David some great advice and encouragement and they have stayed in touch ever since.

A few years later David was booked to play in Si’s hometown for the 2013 Coventry Jazz Festival. Si (also on the bill that year) came along to David’s performance. After years of keeping in touch they finally got a chance to meet in person and talk about working together. They decided the easiest way to get things started was to perform a concert together and then a little later, Si thought it would be a great idea to record the concert and release it as a Live Album.

This, however, is just the beginning. Si and David are in the early stages of putting together a duet album of original music, working remotely, as David lives in Mexico and Si in England…

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