Posts Tagged ‘ Dave Stephens ’

Dave Stephens – Back on My Feet

Recorded in 2017 against a backdrop of an accident that had Dave Stephens laid-up. Following his recovery he was able to start putting down his musical ideas and came up with the Back On My Feet album. Each title reflecting different aspects of this difficult period for the guitarist. “The ideas came very fast once I was able to get back on my feet…” said Stephens, “I guess that I had had various ideas playing in my head, but just couldn’t get to the studio to put them down at that time!”

This continues Dave’s development as a composer of melodic contemporary jazz, (sometimes known as smooth jazz). He is pleased with the result and hopes that you, the listener, will enjoy the music.

Track the album at CDBaby.

Dave Stephens – On My Way

On My Way“While listening to the new batch of Smooth Jazz offerings from the great and good, one album stands out as an honest and natural musical treat, British guitarist and composer Dave Stephens who brings a refreshing feel for Smooth Jazz in 2014.

On My Way‘ slips neatly into gear with pure mellow and refreshing grooves – an album that fits so many occasions. From ‘Time Out’ to ‘In The Park’ Stephens takes me to some super mind vistas, mainly in the Mediterranean. Other favourites include ‘Until The Next Time’ and ‘Lizzie’s Dance’. Dave, with his nylon string guitar adds a definite flavour to a sometimes rather bland Smooth Jazz scene on occasions. No plastic here!

I think that Dave Stephens is definably on his way as he discovers just how he and Smooth Jazz continue to have a super future ahead. Rod Lucas – Broadcaster and DJ – Best Smooth Jazz.com

Listen to On My Way at CDBaby.

Dave Stephens – Days Like These

In the summer of 2011 after writing and recording two singles with the Band CON MOTO (also available on CD Baby etc) guitarist Dave Stephens set about writing and recording a collection of new tunes with the idea of releasing an album in the autumn/winter. During the summer he released a single called “London Town” as a celebration of the spirit of goodwill for those people of London who got together to re-build the parts of the city, that where so badly damaged by the summer riots.

All of the time composing and arranging, and recording – when he felt he had enough compositions he sat back and listened to what he had, and to see if what he had produced would make a reasonable album. The result was an overwhelming ‘yes’!!!

And now as we go to print, the first promo copies have gone out to radio stations and DJ’s…and the feedback already is amazing!! “It is probably the best solo statement I have ever made!” says Stephens, “I am very proud of the compositions and arrangements – as for the guitar playing, I just play what I play and it is for the listener to decide if he or she, likes the way I play”. I know for a fact that harmonically there are some sophisticated chord changes going on there, which I am very,very pleased with – and I can definitely hear some of my prime influences coming through, such as Lee Ritenour and Pat Metheny, but hopefully I still sound like me!!”

Now you have the opportunity to get Days Like These on your turntable fresh from CDBaby.