Saxophonist Dan Ford leads a quintet featuring some of Brisbane’s finest musicians on his 2021 album “Across the Wide Bay”. Inspired by the natural beauty of Fraser Island in Queensland, the album is a collection of original compositions set to swing and modern grooves. The title track features Jess Spina on vocals.
1. C.C.T. 05:29
2. Across the Wide Bay 05:32
3. Nos Pillamos 06:58
4. Afterglow 06:46
5. Solitude 05:17
6. Pirouette 05:50
7. Night Song 06:05
Dan Ford - tenor and soprano saxophone, Wurlitzer and keyboard on track #7
Elliott Parker - double bass
Chris Evans - drums
Eden Armstrong - piano
Michael Anderson - guitar (on all tracks except #6)
Jess Spina - vocals
Luke Greenhalgh - guitar (on track #6)
All compositions by Dan Ford, except #2 (music by Dan Ford, lyrics by Grant Thomas), and #6 (composed by Luke Greenhalgh).
Across the Wide Bay was recorded at Jazz Music Institute, Brisbane, Australia, in January 2021.
Produced by Dan Ford and Mark Smith
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Mark Smith for Real Productions