EP RELEASE: "Red Earth Red Sky" from the David Galea Quartet and his new recording "In the Blood" coming out September 5th 2022
“Red Earth Red Sky” is the first single from David Galea’s soon to be released recording entitled “In the Blood” and features Australian vocalist Elly Hoyt. “In the Blood” is quite the departure from David’s earlier releases as it is predominantly a vocal album also featuring Sydney based vocalist Briana Cowlishaw and Brisbane based vocalist Simon Watson. David has worked with and admired these artists for some time and he is so happy to have them on this release. Each of these tracks are original and have been inspired by either the Australian landscape or people that have influenced David’s life.
“Red Earth Red Sky” the EP was written and inspired by the north-western Queensland town of Cloncurry, some 1800 kms north west of Brisbane. The harsh and arid nature of the outback can easily over shadow the beauty that exists in these areas, only by taking time and living in Cloncurry for over twelve months was David able to realise the natural beauty that exists in the outback. When light strikes the various elements of the outback landscape, things like the weathered ground, rocky outcrops and the vast sky at different parts of the day it creates an ever changing and developing story that must be scene to be believed. “Red Earth Red Sky” is a musical attempted to try and capture some of these elements and present them using shifting melodic lines, pointed lyrics, dynamics and percussive texture with in the modern jazz context.
The David Galea Quartet
David Galea: Double Bass
Ade Ishs: Piano
David Gooey: Guitar
Adam Donaldson: Drums
Elly Hoyt: Vocals
Ben Byrne: Soprano Saxophone
Recorded at Rolling Stock Studios by Myles Mumford
Mixed and Mastered by Mark Smith at Real Productions.
“This is a group of artists that really understands how to listen and create an atmosphere. It’s apparent that each musician is listening intently and responding with respect to the song above all else. Lovely playing all around and the story of this album is told with a thoughtful narrative arc. I enjoyed this from front to back wholeheartedly!”
Damian Erskine: (Peter Erskine • Gino Vannelli • Vince Mendoza and the WDR Big Band • The Jaco Pastorius Big Band • Bob Sheppard)