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Journeys

Artist: Dave Jones

Date of Release: 11/06/2010

Catalogue no: DJT004

Label: Impetus

Price: £10

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Track Listing

No

 

Title

Duration

1

 

Black Nile

6.10

2

 

Nathan's Bar

8.12

3

 

Hey DC

7.07

4

 

Funky Thing

7.47

5

 

Journeys

5.54

6

 

Creative Petrol

5.50

7

 

Barry Island

5.10

8

 

Do your own thing

5.25

 

 

 

 

Hear a few sample tracks on www.davejonesjazz.com

 

Reviews

 

22/10/2010 Tony Hall, 'Jazzwise'

"...proves that Welsh jazz musicians can certainly match the soulfullness of their legendary singers" ... "His tunes are really good, especially 'Nathan's' and the gorgeous title song which features one of the warmest-sounding string quartets you could wish to hear" ... "...excellent edgy tenor from the impressive Lee Goodall" ... "... the whole CD is immensely enjoyable. More please"

N.B. See Tony Hall's full length review of 'Journeys' in the November 2010 issue of 'Jazzwise' magazine.

 

08/10/2010 Peter Vacher, Jazz UK

'Journeys' by the Dave Jones Trio (DJT) underscores the richness of present-day Welsh jazz, Jones the piano working with strings and horns in an exhilarating assembly of originals. Plenty of action here, with trumpeter Tomos Williams, saxophonist Lee Goodall and trombonist Gareth Roberts adding muscle.

 

29/09/2010 Chris Parker, 'The Vortex' website

"To the relatively straightforward vigorous assurance and tasteful funkiness of previous outings, an ability to handle various textures and moods has been added, most tellingly on the lyrical, elegant 'Journeys', which draws an almost rhapsodic solo from its composer, skilfully set against a basic but effective string arrangement. Lively, powerful but polished music from an inventive composer/leader fronting a robust, musicianly band." For the full review see the link http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/cd-reviews/journeys.html

 

11/09/2010 Keith Ames, 'The Musician: Journal of the Musicians' Union'

Port Talbot's jazz keyboard wizard leads his group through eight cuts of instrumental improvisation, inspired by his 2009 performance at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The core performers, Dave (piano), Ashley John Long (bass) and Lloyd Haines (drums), establish the principal, cool style during Shorter's 'Black Nile'. They are then joined by Lee Goodall (sax), Tomos Williams (trumpet), and Gareth Roberts (trombone), who subtly add a wider dimension to 'Nathan's Bar' and 'Barry Island' without changing the overall feel and direction. Cerebral jazz from a growing master.

 

20/08/2010 Ian Mann, 'The Jazzmann' website

"This trio performance has something of the joyousness of early Keith Jarrett with Jones’s attractive melody tapping into Jarrett’s jazz meets country meets gospel vibe. Lovely." See the full review on http://www.thejazzmann.com/reviews/review/the-dave-jones-trio-journeys/

 

13/08/2010 Jack Massarik, London Evening Standard

Though ordinary by name, Port Talbot's Dave Jones is an extraordinary pianist. He swings with a warmth, grace and vitality that recalls Horace Silver and McCoy Tyner. He also writes soulful originals and scores them skilfully for horns (Lee Goodall's tenor-sax being a notable bonus) and occasional strings. It's not surprising that guitarist Jim Mullen and flugel-hornist Nick Hill figured in his London phase years ago. He's now 46 and the promise of his 1995 debut album, Have You Met Mr Jones, is richly fulfilled by this mature release, available from jazzcds.co.uk. Jones the Piano definitely merits wider attention.

 

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