Doug Stone

Jazz Saxophonist, Composer, and Educator

Jazz 90.1 Jazz@Eastman: Past, Present, Future program featured artist
“The first half of the concert closed with my “Nasty Dance,” a Joe Lovano feature from Mel Lewis days.  I am starting there because of the tenor playing of Doug Stone.  To even play this piece is hard enough but Doug took it places I had not imagined—it was virtuoso playing on the highest plane and I frankly don’t know how he managed it.  When you “show your ass” to the world, it better be blemish-free—his shone like a baby.  His other solo offerings were very good too, but this was a performance I won’t forget.  I wouldn’t hire him, I’d kidnap him.”  --Bob Brookmeyer 12/9/2009

Maynard Ferguson and the Big Bop Nouveau