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Quartet by Nick Fryer & Doug Stone

Being confined within is not a bad thing to some. On the album self duo titled album, guitarist Nick Fryer and saxophonist Doug Stone, being confined within is a good thing - to all.

Fryer’s guitar work is evident on the track "Stay Out of Harm’s Way". He blends simple lines in set up for Stone’s sax solo. "The Carnies" is an interesting piece. Stone and Fryer work together to create the song’s theme in unison to cover the almost six minute lengths with the subtle drumming of Jon Deitemeyer.

"Doll’s Dance" is a great vehicle for Doug Stone. Being in and around the Illinois area, people are starting to notice the talent Stone brings not only to the records but also the clubs as well. Through his teaching and his work other like Ed Thigpen, Stone should be getting more reviews on his playing especially on tracks like "Mental Mutilation" and "Cellophane".

Some has been written about Doug Stone and some has been written about Nick Fryer. This album, along with the drumming of Jon Deitemeyer and the bass of Jeff Greene is a good all around quartet album.

Through the first track "Confined Within" to the last track "Siphnos", Fryer and Stone has assembled some fine songs. Each of the four is used to their full extent and everyone should look forward to a second helping from Stone, Fryer, Greene and Deitemeyer hopefully in the future. Recorded in the Laundry Room, Chicago, Illinois. Enjoyed in the everywhere room all around the world.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Nick Fryer & Doug Stone
  • CD Title: Quartet
  • Genre: Cool Jazz
  • Year Released: 2006
  • Record Label: Independent
  • Rating: Four Stars
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