Forgotten Melody

Artist
Wayne Jones
Released
2006
Genre
Smooth Jazz
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FINALLY … WAYNE JONES DEBUT SOLO ALBUM
‘FORGOTTEN MELODY’

World class! It’s a term often used, often loosely, sometimes even carelessly … and what does it mean anyway? When used in context of a recording artist’s press release, the author’s goal is generally to create some hype, give the impression that the subject is just as talented as those whom roam the stage internationally. A more humble definition could be that when played, the recording could easily present equal parts enjoyment to anyone, anywhere in the world, irrespective of language, colour, religion or creed. Whatever the definition, it can be said without fear of contradiction, that Australian bassist extraordinaire Wayne Jones’ debut solo album Forgotten Melody’ is ALL class. Read more ➤

Greg Phillips-Editor Australian Musician magazine May, 2006


SMOOTHJAZZ.COM RADIO REVIEW OF FORGOTTEN MELODY

First off, you need to know that this is a smokin’ album! From Down Under (Melbourne, to be exact) comes one of the hottest bassists I’ve heard, who’s assembled an astonishing collection of tunes and performances for this new one. Wayne Jones (by the way he also designs some of the most highly-regarded bass enclosures on the market) has released his first solo project, FORGOTTEN MELODY. It’s dynamic, fresh, and above all, classy. Wayne’s been a top-shelf player in Australia for over 30 years, and brings a group of other World-class Aussie players aboard for this project. The result is amazing. For example, all the low-end you hear on this album comes from Wayne’s Status 6-string and his Maton M.G.B. 4 fretless instruments, with minimal studio enhancement. Basically it’s all fingers and thumbs! The song choice is superb… six Wayne Jones originals, two from his buds, and a couple of killer covers, namely Paul Desmond’s “Take Five” and Marcus Miller’s “Run for Cover.” The flow on FORGOTTEN MELODY is extraordinary too, by design… from the high-intensity “Tom’s Shuffle” to the mellow and engaging title track (the first single) right on through to the passionately energetic finisher, “In Full Flight.” Wayne says, “I looked at the progression on this disc like I would plan a show… you have to start with good impact, then go on a journey of moods to the climax.” The title may be FORGOTTEN MELODY, but Wayne Jones’ debut album is glowingly memorable!

Scott O’brien www.smoothjazz.com


CAFE JAZZ RADIO CANADA

Wayne Jones’s career as a bassist came about by accident, quite literally. Jones had started in music as a drummer but in his teens, an industrial mishap left him with only partial use of his left thumb. Since his love of music prevented him from abandoning his passion for playing, Jones took up the bass instead. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Jones confides that the music scene in that country is relatively small. Nevertheless, he’s earned his oats, having studied some of the finest American musicians – The Crusaders, Grover Washington Jr. and Lee Ritenour, have all influenced his style while Marcus Miller has imparted the single greatest impact on his playing. Read more ➤

Ted Hasiuk www.jazzlynx.net Showcase CD – Forgotten Melody – Wayne Jones



CUSTOMER REVIEWS FROM ITUNES

Run for Cover 

by Currie Myers, Editor

Jazz bassist Wayne Jones hits a home run in the ‘Forgotten Melody’ CD. In particular the single ‘Run for Cover’ will go down as one of the best jazz bass solo’s in modern history. We can’t wait to hear from Jones and his future music. The Kansas Federalist E-Newsline

***SMOOTH-JAZZ***

by J-ROC MUSIC GROUP

GREAT BASS PLAYER. IN A CLASS OF HIS OWN. CHECK OUT TRACK #7-“RUN FOR COVER” OFF THE HOOK. GREAT BASS CHOPS


Run For Cover