Doug Edmond, singer, songwriter, pianist and flutist is an independent jazz roots/alternative artist. Doug performs solo or with his trio or five piece band in many local and festival venues across the province and north west Ontario. His pervious two CDs and over 25 live performances per year over the past 7 years reflects diverse musical influences and styles. He has performed at the past five TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival paying tribute to Tom Waits in 2012.
This is his third album produced by Mitch Dorge. These are tunes of life, love and change reflecting Doug’s personal experiences over the past 2 years and continued growth in songwriting style and deeper understanding of the relationship between artist and his audience. Doug’s lyrics and singing talent continues to draw in his audience be it a small intimate lounge or a large outdoor festival stage.
Here are some Critical CD Reviews of Doug’s Latest Works
‘Between the Shadows and the Light’ by Winnipeg Sun’s Darryl Sterdan
Edmond's album finds him betwixt a number of genres and influences. While his raspy pipes and folksy delivery suggest he's spent quality time with Bob Dylan's catalogue, some jazzy pop and burbling guitars move things in a Knopfler-esque direction -- as the mellow saxophone and soulful elements take a detour to Van Morrison's realm. Rather than being neither here nor there, Edmond makes “between” seems like the right place to be.
‘Starry Nights’ - **** (FOUR STARS) by Uptown’s Deborah Remus
Songwriter, pianist and singer Doug Edmond has teamed up with many other musicians and vocalists for Starry Nights, a jazzy compilation of holiday tunes. While all the songs are excellent…the smaller instrumental tracks really shine. The record starts off with saxophone, courtesy of Bill Spornitz, playing a small portion of carols such as The First Noel before launching into one of Edmond’s original songs. Guitar arrangements and a piano instrumental between tracks sound beautiful, too. Basically, this is a group of musicians using their talents to make Christmas music a little bit better and a lot more interesting.
For more information, upcoming performances, additional tunes or to contact Doug go to -www.dougedmondmusic.com
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