Doug Wamble vocals & guitar
Charles Burnham – violin
Roy Dunlap – piano
Jeff Hanley – bass
Peter Miles drums, percussion
Branford Marsalis, who plays sop on track 9, produced the record
Doug Wable is a one off, a throw back to the
early blues shouters, but one who has taken into account all
the musical developments that have taken place since the early
days of jazz. Likewise his band is ideally suited to backing
the music, the majority of which is his own compositions. The
rhythm section can swing at the drop of a hat and Charles Burnham
is a very unusual jazz violin player. Doug himself can certainly
play; he uses an acoustic guitar held near to a microphone,
but still manages to play interesting improvisations.
The recording quality is excellent, no doubt
the expertise of Branford Marsalis was no doubt a great help
in that aspect. He also contributes to track 9, playing soprano
Doug hails from Memphis and he draws his influences
from gospel, country, pre-bop jazz, free jazz and vintage R&B,
a very wide spectrum of music indeed.
To pursue their career the band moved to New
York where they currently reside.
It is very hard to adequately describe what
is going on in this record; my advice is listen to it for yourself.
I am sure we shall hear much more of Doug Wamble, its pronounced
'Womble' by the way!