John Dokes - Forever Reasons (2017)
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:40:57 | 94 MB
Label: Rondette Jazz
Spurring dancers to move their feet is second nature to John Dokes, a one-time lindy hop champion who started singing professionally in 2005 with the George Gee Swing Orchestra, which propelled the rollicking 2010 CD John Dokes Sings, George Gee Swings! On this diverse 10-song 2017 followup, Dokes convenes Gee’s musical director, trombonist David Gibson, Gee’s band pianist Steve Einerson, and the crackling bass-drum team of Alex Claffy and Lawrence Leathers, to frame and interact with his mellow, resonant baritone, which he deploys as a coequal instrument, while keeping storytelling and kinetic imperatives firmly in view.