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Using a wide range of tones and instruments, Richard Ford creates rich images and deep shadow'd atmospheres / Jazz Weekly

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Richard Ford uses a panoply of basses on this (mostly) solo album of songs and soundscapes. Using a wide range of tones and instruments , he can create rich images and deep shadow'd atmospheres as on "Dusty Theatre" as well as a dreamy pastoral "Palhaco" with melody used with a piccolo bass. He's rich and melodic without any extra layers on "Westbeth" while with vocalist Michelle Gonzales creates a misty and mystical "Calango Reco." He shows his fun and funky side with guests on percussion, keys and voice on George Duke's R&B beauty "Malibu."  Intimate and personal, yet highly approachable.

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