E & S
Jazz Flute at it's best! Doug has a beautiful big sound and shows off his improvisational 'chops'. If you like to hear jazz that doesn't abandon a melody and delivers great grooves with some Latin influences, you will enjoy this album. Some highlights: 'E & S' - close your eyes and picture yourself cruising through the Mediterranean. 'El Mercado' is everyone's favorite; starts with a fanfare cadenza and breaks into a spirited Latin tune. Don't miss the bass solo. 'I'll Remember April' provides some fast straight ahead blowing in the true jazz tradition. It's always a joy to hear musicians play over 'changes.' 'Summer Days' offers the funkier side of the group and turns Bruce loose on his rocker side of playing. 'Moondance' offers a refreshing approach to the Van Morrison hit. All the tracks on this album have a contemporary flair and just great to listen to. The group includes Bruce Middle on guitar, Paul Henry on Bass, and Toby Fairchild on drums.