Bakersfield New Music Collective Live at the Mark – “Stones” (Doug Davis)

Ray Zepeda, Tenor Saxophone
Mike Raney, Trumpet
Doug Davis, Piano/Composer
Glen Fong, Bass
Zanne Zarow, Drums

“Stones”, originally written for jazz fusion guitarist, Larry Coryell, who recorded it on his 1971 album, “Fairyland”, has an atonal sounding melody with vast intervallic leaps that give it an arc characteristic of 20th century concert music. This recording features a particularly effective piano solo by the composer whose motivic development and overall shaping and energy are notable.  Trumpeter, Mike Raney, takes things out on a Miles tip while Glen Fong and Zanne Zarow contribute engaging solos in a funkier vein.  This has emerged as a consensus favorite on the new Bakersfield New Music Collective album, “Re-Imagining Milton Babbitt: A Centennial Celebration for an Exceptional American”, and has received extensive nationwide airplay.

This track and the entire album are available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and wherever music is sold!

[Video by Bob West Video (
Edited by Lisa Konczal (
Live Sound Engineer: Peter Wonderly
Recording Engineer: Brian Boozer – AUM Studio (]