In a world of jazz giants and celebrities, Doug Talley emerges as a unique voice. He boasts a warm, lyrical tone and refreshingly melodic imagination. Talley’s choice of material is also unique consisting of jazz standards and originals, among them a suite of tunes depicting Kansas City (the Mecca of jazz) and a blues inspired by Schubert’s lied The Erl King. His latest release is entitled By Request. More info can be found on Talley’s website at http://www.dougtalley.com
David Renter’s second release as leader entitled Everywhere I Go contains a set of originals and the odd jazz standard or Willie Nelson cover. Renter’s originals provide a fresh interpretation of traditional jazz forms such as blues, bossa nova, as well as some modern post bop numbers. While his compositions are more modern sounding, Renter’s harmonic and rhythmic imagination suggest a swing pedigree. Renter’s unique perspective combined with his lean post-bop sound set this up and comer apart. For more information on David Renter visit his website at www.daverentermusic.com.