NEWLY RELEASED MAY 2020
As Andy says on the liner notes for this recording:
“My understanding of a “montage” is that it is a collection of selected samples of work, sounds or images that when mixed together represent an artist’s view, impression or expression of an event of importance or significance to the artist. Well that’s is the whole point of this recording and the items that are presented on it therein. Each song has been chosen because it represents a period, style or important event in my career to date, and the fact that I got to share these moments on this CD with some of my favorite Australian jazz musicians makes it all the more special for me. “Montage” was recorded in just two days at Atlantis Studios in Melbourne, Australia with no rehearsals so as to keep the freshness of the charts and the instinctive creativity of everyone involved at it’s fullest at all times. The homages to my favorite reed players on this CD are many and heartfelt: Buddy DeFranco Artie Shaw (Frenesi), Benny Goodman , Eddie Daniels, Don Burrows , Stan Getz. We had two days of fun and great memories making this CD and I sincerely hope that you can feel this each time you listen to “Montage”.
“Montage” was recorded 6th & 7th of May, 2009 at Atlantis Sound Recording Studio, Melbourne, Australia. Recording Engineer and Mixing: James Clark. Digital Enhancement by Andy Firth 1st May 2020 at Accessible Music Publishing Studios.
Artwork by Liz Firth, (Vivace Designs) Musicians: Andy Firth: Clarinet & Tenor Sax and Musical Arrangements, James Clark: Bass, Monique DiMattina: Piano/Vocals, Rory McDougall: Drums, Dean Cooper: Drums, Peter Gray: Bass and Jonathan Wade: Elect. Keyboards
Total Playing Time: 62:56
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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 “MONTAGE-Andy Firth. Digitally Enhanced Re-issue 2020”.zip after it has completely downloaded to your computer and double click this. The file will expand are reveal a folder called: “MONTAGE-Andy Firth. Digitally Enhanced Re-issue 2020”. From here you can access the mp3 tracks as well as the new and original 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 92.6 MB