Stephen Jones & Ben Haugland

Road to Nowhere

OA2 22213

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...(Haugland is) a mature, substantive improviser...
DAVID A. ORTHMANN, ALL ABOUT JAZZ

From intimate readings of jazz standards to their wide-ranging originals, the duo of saxophonist Stephen Jones and pianist Ben Haugland display an easy and compelling rapport. Now anchoring the jazz program at Texas Tech, they both have had long careers teaching, publishing, recording and performing, each beginning with stints in the North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band at different times. Inspired by the musical challenges of duo performances, they have developed a masterful and imaginative creative dynamic that coalesces on jazz classics such as "Without a Song" and John Lewis's "Milestones," or through their 5 melodic originals. They're also joined on two compositions by trumpeter and colleague Kevin Whalen.


Track Listing:

1. Without A Song 7:12 Vincent Youmans
2. Silhouette 6:17 Haugland
3. Milestones 6:03 John Lewis
4. Evening Song 7:01 Haugland
5. Autumn in New York 8:55 Vernon Duke
6. Road to Nowhere 7:24 Jones
7. A Hidden Walk 5:33 Haugland
8. Second First 6:24 Jones
9. Estaté 9:26 Bruno Martino

Performers:

Ben Haugland - Piano
Stephen Jones - Soprano and Tenor Saxophones
Kevin Whalen - Trumpet and Flugelhorn (2,5)

Production Info:

Produced by Ben Haugland and Stephen Jones
Recorded by Hideki Isoda/Assistant Engineer - Saikat Karmakar
Crickets Theatre, The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, Lubbock, Texas
August 2-3, 2021
Mixed & mastered by Hideki Isoda at Texas Tech University School of Music
Front cover photo by Stephen Jones/Band Photo by Karina Dozal
Cover design & layout by John Bishop










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