Alex Bird and the Jazz Mavericks

You Are the Light and the Way (Independent)

Following their award-winning and all original debut album, “Whisky Kisses” (2020), their sophomore album expands the sound of Alex Bird and the Jazz Mavericks, leading you down a path that blends the light and the dark. Bird and Ewen Farncombe have written 12 new originals ready to be placed into the next chapter of The Great American Songbook. “You Are The Light And The Way” takes inspiration from what has come before but brings it all into a new and exciting light. This album was made possible thanks to the generosity of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Alex Bird - Vocals
Ewen Farncombe - Piano/B3
Eric West - Drums
Leighton Harrell - Bass
Jacob Gorzhaltsan - Sax & Clarinet

Guest Personnel

Alexander Brown – Trumpet (4,5,8)
Jesse Ryan – Alto Sax (8)
Patrick Smith – Baritone Sax (8)
Tom Richards – Trombone (4, 8)

Will Lamoureux – Violin (2, 7)
Mo Mitchell – Violin (2, 7)
Andrew Chung – Viola (2, 7)
Jill Sauerteig – Cello (2, 7)

Lyrics by Alex Bird
Music by Alex Bird and Ewen Farncombe
Produced by Alex Bird and Ewen Farncombe
Recorded by Jeremy Darby and Julian Decorte at The Canterbury Music Company (Toronto, Ontario)
Mastered by Peter Letros at Wreckhouse
Photography by Aref Mahabadi
Artwork and Graphic Design by Zoran Jovicic
Copyright @SOCAN 2021

Track Listing

  1. 1. You Are the Light and the Way
  2. 2. Where the Blackbird Sings
  3. 3. Way Back Home
  4. 4. My Cutie Pie
  5. 5. Sittin’ By My Lonesome
  6. 6. Fool for Love
  7. 7. Thinkin’ Bout You Tonight
  8. 8. Old Soul
  9. 9. I Held You in My Arms
  10. 10. Tell Me It’s You
  11. 11. Back to You
  12. 12. Honey Bee Lullaby

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