Mr. Jones

Artist
Wayne Jones
Released
2015
Genre
Smooth Jazz

SMOOTHJAZZ.COM RADIO REVIEW OF MR. JONES

Continuing to bring the thunder from Down Under on his new 5-track set MR. JONES, Australian bassist, songwriter arranger and performer Wayne Jones, a renowned session musician who launched his solo career in 2006, keeps that perfect balance between tunes that are lush, melodic and sophisticated and others that showcase his freewheeling and wildly energetic ways. Working with top genre stars like Rick Braun and Grammy nominated keyboardist Philippe Saisse, Jones creates a dynamic array of moods, from the bright and brassy “A Day at the Beach” to the strutting and funky “Get Up” and light and breezy “Sweet Melody.” Another highlight is Jones’ buoyant Latin excursion “The World Keeps Turning.” You’ll enjoy experiencing the wild, wonderful world of MR. JONES!

JONATHAN WIDRAN smoothjazz.com Global Radio


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MR.JONES – WAYNE JONES

Sophisticated (adjective): Developed to a high degree of complexity -New Oxford American Dictionary

‘Mr. Jones’ takes the thread to its natural conclusion. Wayne Jones delivers a perfectly executed and impeccably polished sound, where each and every note can be savoured. It defies logic that the musicianship bar could be raised any higher, yet here it is. Five new stunning tracks, intricately constructed, perfectly played and … well … even more sophisticated! As always, Jones can funk it up with the best of them yet at other times it’s difficult to fathom that the licks being played are coming out of a bass, such is the fluidity.

There’s an interesting dichotomy between the cruisy, groove-based jazz licks the listener hears as opposed to the amount of skill and technicality applied by the musicians involved to achieve such a smooth result. The music is deceptively complex. It takes a lot of work to make it sound so easy and it takes a special kind of player to be able to pull it off. Once again, Jones has enlisted the cream of the crop to help make his musical vision a reality. Read more ➤


Greg Phillips. Editor www.australianmusician.com.au


WAYNE JONES: MR JONES
NO SOLO SMOOTH JAZZ REVIEW (Spanish)

La versión que hizo de “Run For Cover”, tema originariamente compuesto por el compositor y bajista Marcus Miller y que fue incluido en el álbum del saxofonista David Sanborn titulado “Straight To The Heart”, fue memorable; yo diría que insuperable. Read more ➤


Javier García Escámez No Solo Smooth Jazz