Saturday Street

Artist
Wayne Jones
Released
2009
Genre
Smooth Jazz
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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN LIFE’S MORE PLEASURABLE PURSUITS

There’s a reason why you don’t hear so many solo albums by bass players … and no … I’m not about to launch into an onslaught of bass player jokes. The real reason, and any musician will know this … is because only the very best bass players can be technically skilled and creatively inclined enough to pull it off. Read more ➤

Greg Phillips (Editor, Australian Musician Magazine) April 2009


CAFE JAZZ REVIEWS SATURDAY STREET

The bass phenom is back with his Saturday Street sophomore release, and from that effort, we have a great ska-flavoured tune in the rocksteady Back In Five!!

Back In Five – Wayne Jones:
Wayne Jones had started in music as a drummer but a mishap in his teens left him with only partial use of his left thumb and so he took up the bass instead. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Jones has operated in a variety of musical settings over the last three decades. With a characteristic frankness, he articulates, “You have to play many styles of music here to survive.” From cover bands and sessions to film and TV, the wonder from down under had just about ‘done it all’ – except for issuing an album under his own name. Although it was 7 long years in the making, that dream was fulfilled with the 2006 issue of Forgotten Melody, which in spite of a title that might suggest something to the contrary, was indeed a highly memorable debut and one of the more pleasant surprises for the year!! Now the bass phenom is back with his Saturday Street sophomore release, and from that effort, we have a great ska-flavoured tune in the rocksteady Back In Five!!

Featured on Cafe Jazz in Canada


AUSTRALIAN JAZZ ARTIST WAYNE JONES WALKS ON
“SATURDAY STREET”
WITH SPINE-TINGLING BASS LINES

5th July 2007

It is paved with spiky, spine-tingling bass lines, the Saturday Street that Australian jazz artist Wayne Jones walks on.Saturday Street, Jones’ latest album, is a glistening summer soundtrack that bathes in the pulsating energy of city life, from sun-drenched strolling to a midnight slow jam at a club. On the title track Jones’ bass feels like a living entity; it throbs with vigor and swagger while jumpy piano adds further electricity. Read more ➤

All About Jazz Magazine


TRACK: BACK IN FIVE – WAYNE JONES

Wayne Jones had started in music as a drummer but a mishap in his teens left him with only partial use of his left thumb and so he took up the bass instead. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Jones has operated in a variety of musical settings over the last three decades. With a characteristic frankness, he articulates, “You have to play many styles of music here to survive.” From cover bands and sessions to film and TV, the wonder from down under had just about ‘done it all’ – except for issuing an album under his own name. Although it was 7 long years in the making, that dream was fulfilled with the 2006 issue of Forgotten Melody, which in spite of a title that might suggest something to the contrary, was indeed a highly memorable debut and one of the more pleasant surprises for the year! Now the bass phenom is back with his Saturday Street sophomore release, and from that effort, we have a great ska-flavoured tune in the rocksteady Back In Five!

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