Doug Wamble

Doug Wamble

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by Doug Wamble
     
 
For a jazz guitarist, Doug Wamble is one hell of a soul man -- not just his playing, but his writing, and especially his voice, which lies somewhere between Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder. His background is evident in some of the chords he uses, but he hides it well, and the songs come across as lovely

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For a jazz guitarist, Doug Wamble is one hell of a soul man -- not just his playing, but his writing, and especially his voice, which lies somewhere between Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder. His background is evident in some of the chords he uses, but he hides it well, and the songs come across as lovely soul, as on the delicious "Sweet Return to Madness" and "It May Be a Dream," where the violin and voice of Carrie Rodriguez add some lovely delicacy to the proceedings. Wamble's guitar work takes a back seat for some of the disc, although he takes off on slide on the gospel-flavored "Bitter Angels" and works with Charlie Hunter on the opener, "Think About It All," while the slow build of "Oh Heaven," with its piano backdrop, offers a superb frame for his restrained solo. But this is an album that's about the song, not playing technique, and Wamble shows himself to be a songwriter of true talent. After all that soul, the jazz of "I Needn't Try," although definitely displaying Wamble's roots, stands out like a sore thumb. It all closes with a cover of Fiona Apple's "I Know" that returns Wamble to acoustic guitar, his natural instrument, giving a spare, aching version of the song. It's a soft, ideal closer to a lovingly crafted disc.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/2010
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0099923207221
catalogNumber:
2072

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doug Wamble   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Clark Gayton   Trombone
Peter Miles   Percussion,Drums
Christian Howes   Strings
Steven Bernstein   Trumpet
Carrie Rodriguez   Violin,Vocals
Jonah Smith   Vocal Harmony
Chad Eby   Tenor Saxophone
Jeff Hanley   Percussion,Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Roy Dunlap   Organ,Piano,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Charlie Hunter   Composer
Lee Townsend   Producer
Jason Lehning   Engineer
Fiona Apple   Composer
Theodore Witcher   Tray Photo
Christian Howes   String Arrangements
Carrie Rodriguez   String Arrangements
Doug Wamble   Arranger,Composer,Horn Arrangements
Elizabeth Yoon   Art Direction

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Doug Wamble 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
DWJZMAMA More than 1 year ago
The third CD from Doug Wamble is his best work! His songs certainly show some of his life's experiences and his passion for soulful music.
Susie-QSW More than 1 year ago
I just listened to the sample tracks and cannot wait to buy my copy. This his truly his best work yet!