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The Mood I'm In

Artist: Matthew Ford

Date of Release: 01/10/2005

Catalogue no: DDRCD004

Label: Diving Duck

Price: £9

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Track Listing

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Title

Duration

1

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The Mood I'm In

2.37

2

 

On Days Like These

4.00

3

 

Always

3.06

4

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C'est Magnifique

3.20

5

 

Call Me

3.48

6

 

Autumn Leaves

3.56

7

 

Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me

4.35

8

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For Once In My Life

2.54

9

 

I Will Say Goodbye

3.49

10

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Nature Boy

3.49

11

 

A Certain Smile

3.15

12

 

Oblivion

4.30

13

 

I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face

3.56

14

 

You Are So Beautiful

4.13

15

 

The Impossible Dream

3.03

16

 

I Get Along Without You Very Well

3.27

 

 

 

 

Appearances by

James Pearson, Jim Mullen, Robert Fowler


If any young singer today recreates the vocal depth and class of the greats such as Matt Monro, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett et al; it is Matthew Ford. At 34, he is an experienced Big Band singer, touring with The Syd Lawrence Orchestra throughout the UK and Europe for the past five years, and now finally releases his debut album. The CD is effectively a “two-sided” album; 8 swinging tracks for an upbeat mood, followed by 8 mellow, introspective songs for more reflective moments. The band set-up is different for almost every track, with the arrangers James Pearson and Colin Skinner exercising their versatile imaginations and fully utilising the talents of the musicians - who are in as much of a collaborative role as a supportive one.

The Mood I’m In is an exploration of Matthew Ford’s vocal depth and interpretation, with fantastic new arrangements from some of Britain’s finest contemporary arrangers and musicians. Special guest on the album is Jim Mullen, the UK jazz guitar giant who brings an extra finesse to a very musical CD. Samples can be heard at www.divingduck.co.uk

Musicians:
Matthew Ford (Vocals), Jim Mullen (Guitar), James Pearson (piano), Jeremy Brown (bass), Matt Skelton (drums), Andrew Cottee (perc), Robert Fowler + Colin Skinner (reeds), Mike Lovatt (trumpet), Pete North (trombone) + 10-piece string section

 

Reviews

 

01/12/2005 Crescendo & Jazz Music Magazine

"He has a fine voice, marvellous technique and shows a welcome respect for lyrics. It is the variety of approach to each piece that gives the album such distinction."

 

01/12/2005 InTune International Magazine

I could not recommend this CD highly enough. Make no mistake, Matthew Ford is the genuine article.

 

01/10/2005 Malcolm Laycock, BBC Radio 2

“Sometimes talent just hits you in the face and leaves you gasping..... a stunningly original album.”

 

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