With moods and registers ranging from heavy-rock riffs to cosmic grooves to more lyrical and pastoral flavors, douBt's debut release, Never Pet a Burning Dog, is amazing in its' intensity and magnitude. This new power electric jazz trio -- featuring Alex Maguire (Hatfield and the North; Elton Dean), Michel Delville (The Wrong Object, Machine Mass Trio) and Tony Bianco (Dave Liebman, Machine Mass Trio) -- combines the energy of rock, the spirit of free-jazz, and post-Canterbury Nu Jazz lyricism.This aggressive, ambitious record also features a special guest contribution from Canterbury legend Richard Sinclair [Caravan; Hatfield & The North; National Health; Phil Miller & In Cahoots (1982-84)] on vocals and bass. Aggressive and ambitious, this album packs a wallop -- especially if one considers that this CD consists exclusively of first takes recorded live in the studio!Despite being rooted in traditions that inspired the members' respective careers, Never Pet a Burning Dog is decidely contemporary and one of the most forward-looking electric jazz albums released in a long time. ... And, as one might expect, it sounds unlike anything before.
released June 26, 2016
ALEX MAGUIRE: Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hammond organ, Mellotron, synthesizers
MICHEL DELVILLE: electric guitar, Roland GR-09
TONY BIANCO: drums
With Special Guest:
RICHARD SINCLAIR: vocals (Tracks 1 & 5), electric bass (1, 2)
Recorded in August 2009 in San Sebastiano da P, Italy, at Beppe Crovella's Electromantic Studio.
Produced by douBt & Leonardo Pavkovic.
Executive Producer: Leonardo Pavkovic.