Phoenix Hand: Carrying The Message

by Nathan McKay featuring Charles and Grace Swartwood

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This song was a project to surprise Kevin Swartwood for his birthday by doing jazz improv with his parents who are both musicians, but have never recorded.


released March 21, 2014

Nathan McKay, drum programming, bass synth, guitar synth
Charles Swartwood, trumpet
Grace Swartwood, grand piano pad synth
Artwork by Adam Boshart



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Nathan McKay Stratford, Ontario

Nathan McKay is from Stratford ON Canada. He is an eclectic artist musician that considers himself more of a Sound Painter and Improviser. He loves beauty in dissonance. He loves playing out of time signatures and keys as it can be limiting. He takes you on a journey around the world through various genres he fancies and loves to play. When he's not recording, he is usually promoting other artists ... more

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