Connecticut based saxophonist Doug Jones has already
released the albums Heart and Soul (1994), Shades Of
Gray (2002), and Top Down (2013). This
year he returns with Secrets.
He recorded his new album with band member Rick Handville
(guitars) and in addition Troy Slocum (string
arrangement). Doug performs saxophones, flutes, keys and
programming. All songs are
written, arranged, recorded and produced by Doug himself.
With Sunshine the album takes a start. Like a
sun ray shines the dazzling melody always the sax in the
lead. Rick Handville drops in some Benson like guitar
Forgiveness is one of the essential human
virtues. Doug Jones can blow and his interpretation is
full of wistful expression. Beautiful Dream
awakes with steel drums Caribbean flair while the sax
warms the audience with soothing tones.
While the title Secrets lets expect something
mysterious, the song is actually the stage for Doug's
incredible talent show. On Dinner Rush the
guitar creates some funky ambiance, while the sax
prefers the mellifluous direction.
One More Time is Doug's occasion to present the
sax in a prominent role. Stretching out his instrument
in overdub and in solo interpretation. October Sky
blends sax and guitar to an entertaining ride.
With the extended use of sax Every Breath
covers the romantic side well served by Troy Locum's
string arrangement. The final Back On Redwood
offers a quiet groovy 60s big beat piece.
Doug Jones stands with Secrets unswervingly
loyal to the sound of the past and delivers unique
creations especially for the older generations. Ideal
for young-at-heart and style-conscious audience.
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Artist: Doug Jones
Genre: General Jazz
01 Sunshine [4:23]
02 Forgiveness [4:14]
03 Beautiful Dream [3:57]
04 Secrets [4:40]
05 Dinner Rush [3:41]
06 One More Time [5:44]
07 Morning Traffic [4:05]
08 October Sky [4:04]
09 With Every Breath [4:49]
10 Back On Redwood [4:06]