Dave Jones Quartet

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Dave Jones Quartet - KeyNotes
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Sands
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"… just hear how Jones spirals outwards from his spare, melancholy opening theme into a solo that builds a formidable head of steam."

Funky
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"deep-in-the-groove lock-down"

Afro
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"Ashley John Long - soloing on both [bass and vibraphone) and managing to sound as if Ron Mathewson and Bobby Hutcherson have magically coalesced as one man."
(Simon Spillett, Jan 2017)

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Dave Jones Quartet - Live at AMG 2014 - click here to listen to samples and read reviews
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5 to 3 on Friday
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"LIVE at AMG 2014" is a worthy addition to a very strong catalogue."(Ian Mann, 18/12/2014)

Funky Thing
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… a deliciously tight bass and drum groove supported by Jones' equally funky left hand patterns"

Journeys
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"beautifully modulated arco bass." (Ian Mann, 18/12/2014)

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Journeys

"Jones is a gifted melodist" (Trevor Hodgett, 'R2' magazine Sept/Oct 2012)

"… swinging post-Blue Note tunes that are exemplars of musical logic, integrity and effective variation" (Mark Gilbert, Jazz Journal Nov 2012).

"The catchy opener, 'The Metro', could be the score to a stylish French thriller…"
(Phil Johnson, The Independent on Sunday 29/07/2012)

"There's a simple joyousness about this piece that instantly charms the listener" (Afro Celtic)
(Ian Mann, www.thejazzmann.com 30/06/2012)

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The Metro
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Welsh Rarebit
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Afro Celtic
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Journeys

"... the whole CD is immensely enjoyable. More please"
(Tony Hall, Jazzwise 22/10/2010)

…Port Talbot's Dave Jones is an extraordinary pianist. …He also writes soulful originals and scores them skilfully for horns and occasional strings
(from Jack Massarik’s ‘jazz cd of the week’ review in the London Evening Standard 13/08/2010)

"His tunes are really good, especially 'Nathan's' and the gorgeous title song
(Tony Hall, Jazzwise 22/10/2010)

Journeys by the Dave Jones Trio underscores the richness of present-day Welsh jazz...
(Peter Vacher, Jazz UK Oct/Nov 2010)

Lively, powerful but polished music from an inventive composer/leader
(Chris Parker, The Vortex website 29/09/2010)

 “Cerebral jazz from a growing master
(Keith Ames, The Musician: Journal of the Musicians’ Union 11/09/2010)

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Nathan’s Bar
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Journeys
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Barry Island
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ImpetusOn the marvellously catchy opener, "The Leopard", Jones' piano style recalls Ramsey Lewis for easy sparkle and lilt, and Herbie Hancock for chordal invention
(Phil Johnson, The Independent on Sunday 25/01/2009).

All in all a thoroughly enjoyable album from a sensitive but vibrant band
(Chris Parker, The Vortex 12/12/2008)

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The Leopard
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Stimulus
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