Summer Water

SSC4116 2021-04-02

Track List

Into River Fog - 4:41
River Otters - 4:58
River Driftwood - 5:14
Summer Light on Rushing River - 11:35
River Before the Storm - 5:38
Storm Where the River Meets the Sea - 4:33
Sea Before the Storm - 3:19
Summer Light on Billowing Sea - 12:53
Sea Driftwood - 4:43
Sea Otters - 4:28
Into Sea Fog - 6:25


Scott DuBois - guitar, composer, producer

The variety and fluidity of bodies of water has always fascinated guitarist/composer Scott DuBois and inspires his first solo guitar recording, Summer Water, which is also the first recording on his new imprint label / publishing company, Watertone Music.

DuBois’s 2015 album, Winter Light (ACT), began a series of recordings featuring music inspired by the four seasons that would be performed by varied ensembles. Winter Light featured DuBois’s quartet of the past 15 years, featuring Gebhard Ullmann, Thomas Morgan and Kresten Osgood, while his 2017 album, Autumn Wind (ACT), added a string and wind ensemble in addition to his quartet.

Summer Water is the third release in the series and a true departure for DuBois. The view of Lake Michigan from his window was a daily reminder of the range of water’s expressive forces. During the bone-chilling Chicago winter of 2019, he wrote pieces for solo guitar that would not only utilize his symphonic compositional voice but would emulate the sound without the use of overdubs, loops or layering.