Dark Company: Richard Davies – session saxophonist extraordinaire

Richard Davies, session saxophonist extraordinaire, has been helping out at Wud Records by blowing some long awaited and delightful saxophone lines for Dark Company. We’re very grateful to him. They sound amazing!

Richard is a wonderful saxophonist from the south coast of the uk who has collaborated with many musicians over the years. His own music has a unique style and depth. We wholeheartedly recommend you listen to some of his fabulous music on Bandcamp. You can do so by clicking here.

His latest album, Blue Sketches, is a wonderful collection of cinematic jazz instrumentals. Very chilled and charming and approved by the Wud Records team! Click here to listen and download your copy of Blue Sketches by Richard Davies from Bandcamp. Enter the code ‘poetry’ to receive a 20% discount.

There is also a linktree, where you can visit a variety of the pages of Richard Davies across social media and the internet. Click here to open it in a new tab.

So far he has contributed parts to Jigsaw, Bodyfire and Traveller, all from Dark Company‘s forthcoming Alien Heat album.

We plan to work with Richard Davies on a few more tracks in the coming weeks and months. We shall of course let fans of our bands know about any such developments via our News service and on Twitter.

To listen to the work-in-progress Alien Heat album as it stands right now, please click here.

If you would like to listen to Jigsaw, please click here.

To listen to Bodyfire, please click here.

Please click here to listen to Traveller.

If you happen to be in need of somebody to play some sax parts for your projects, we recommend Richard very highly. He’s a great guy to work with as well as a fabulous player.

When Dark Company first formed in 1991, the band featured the wonderful musical talent who was Rowena Parsons on saxophone and flute. She was classically trained and a tremendously versatile multi-instrumental virtuoso. You can hear a little of her in the early recordings released by Dark Company on their Signmaker album.

Rowena retired from the band in 1992 and her parts in the songs were approximated with our old sampler, the Akai S900. Although it was good and worked reasonably adequately, it was never going to be as good as real human player.

A few years ago several of the Wud musicians gathered and made a list of all the tracks that would benefit from players of instruments we collectively don’t cover. Slowly, we’ve started crossing off some of the items on that list.

How would you like to feature on one of our forthcoming albums? We are looking for additional musicians who can play on some of our bands’ tracks.

If you can record a good quality lossless .wav file and send it to us via dropbox or wetransfer or something similar, we will be delighted to welcome you into our musical family and, of course, credit you for all your contributions.

We are looking for musicians who can play trumpet, trombone, violin, flute, piano/keyboards (Grade 8 or higher) and backing vocals.

If you fancy working with our awesome team on some fabulous music, you can email Sam on info@wudrecords.co.uk to find out more. Being able to read musical score would be a big help.

In other news, there have been a number of upheavels to routines that have caused us to be unable to spend much time on social media recently. We believe that once things have settled down, a new ‘normal’ will come into being. Please bear with us! Meanwhile, the beat still goes on.