ANDY FIRTH-SAX ON THE MIND.
All proceeds from the sale of this recording go directly to the artist.
“Andy Firth-SAX ON THE MIND” was recorded, edited, mixed & produced in late March to early June 2020. The Covid 19 Virus crisis gripped Australia in mid January and enforced a lock down of all citizens including the gathering of musicians for any purposes. With no other realistic alternatives this meant Andy had to perform and record this album as a one musician project. Fortunately, the excellent keyboard, guitar, bass and drums samples available today combined with Andy’s own keyboard and recording playing abilities, meant that although extra work and planning was needed, that this album could still be realised even in these uncertain times. Andy features on tenor sax throughout this album which was largely inspired by the wonderful Jimmy Smith/Stanley Turrentine recordings of the 1960s. Unlike the Smith/Turrentine recordings though, Andy has broken new ground by using this same instrumental combination to record various other styles, including rock n roll, funk and even a track in authentic 1950’s style (“Once Again”). “SAX ON THE MIND” is packed with catchy grooves, good time rock and swing “foot tappers” and even a few Latin, sultry jazz ballads, Gospel and blues tracks! This album was designed to have broad appeal and to ensure that everyone can find something they’ll love on it!”
1. Walk On (Andy Firth) 4:35
2. Camptown Races (Trad/ Arr: Andy Firth) 3:52
3. Lookin’ Saxy! (Andy Firth) 4:57
4. Cookin’ the Books (Andy Firth) 4:01
5. Amazing Grace (Trad/ Arr: Andy Firth) 7:13
6. Sax Life (Andy Firth) 4:20
7. Once Again (Andy Firth) 3:11
8. Don’t Play with Gunns! (Andy Firth) 4:02
9. I’m As Blue As Can Be (Andy Firth) 4:56
10. Sax on the Mind (Andy Firth) 3:34
11. She’ll Be Right Mate! (Andy Firth) 4:02
12. I Gotta Break Free (Andy Firth) 5:15
13. Mambo No.5.5 (Andy Firth) 2:17
14. Sooper Snooper (Andy Firth) 4:18
15. AJ’s Boogie Woogie (Andy Firth) 3:40 16. When the Saints Go Groovin’ In (Trad/ Arr: Andy Firth) 3:53
Total Playing Time: 68:33 Minutes
Download time will vary depending on the speed of your internet but should generally take between 1 to 5 mins to download to your computer.
The tracks and both front & back covers are contained in a zipped folder. The audio is high quality mp3 format and the covers are jpg files. Simply locate the downloaded zip file called “Andy Firth-SAX ON THE MIND”.zip after it has completely downloaded to your computer and double click this. The file will expand are reveal a folder called: “Andy Firth-SAX ON THE MIND”. From here you can access the mp3 tracks as well as the front & back cover artwork. The mp3 files are all number in the playlist order complete with all of the artist, song title, artwork and production information for the album. These tracks will import into iTunes any another mp player in the correct order if arranged by “name” in the player’s playlist. The size of the complete zip file is 105.7 MB