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Raves for “All Over Again”

…Douvan is a fabulous (guitar) player and he offers plenty of solos to prove it.

I haven’t heard anyone play guitar like that since my husband passed away.” – Mrs. Herb Ellis

California sounding smooth jazz with some key players…this is an easy going, sure handed delight that reassures you it is 5 o’clock somewhere in the world and it doesn’t pay to stand on ceremony.

Those funk and soul-jazz roots run deep with the Ann Arbor native, proving you can take the man out of Detroit, but you can’t take Detroit out of the man!

— Anne Carlini, Cherry Pop

A winner throughout…(a) sure-handed delight… Loaded with all the good vibes you’d want from a date like this..

Raves for “Brother Brother”

In something of a musical triumph, he manages to transform the songs while remaining true to their spirit.

— Jack Goldstein, Blog Critics.org

Sassy stuff that’s right in the pocket of all the wonderful old school instrumental records. Well done.

— Chris Spector, Midwest Record

A greasy-great guitarist…very fun, very funky…Douvan brings in unexpected influences ranging from the gritty soul of Cornell Dupree to the free-flowing warmth of Wes Montgomery.

— Nick Deriso, somethingelsereviews.com

A throw back release with plenty of modern day flair, Thom Douvan strikes gold with this stellar release dedicated to Funk Brothers Johnny Griffith and Richard ‘Pistol’ Allen.

— Brent Black, criticaljazz.com

…Douvan demonstrates a sweet clear sound akin to Larry Carlton’s but set back many years into Burrell, Green and Montgomery territory with touches of Gale, Tropea, Upchurch, and others.

— Mark S. Turner, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange

This R&B tribute offers flavorful reworkings of songs like ‘That’s the Way of the World,’ ‘What’s Going On,’ ‘Sara Smile,’ ‘Isn’t She Lovely’ and others. Guitarist Douvan is backed by superb Hammond work from a series of organists along with crisp drumming and held-note saxophones.


Thom Douvan Quintet to Play Piedmont Piano Company

Thom Douvan Quintet: Live! Sunday, July 17, 2016 – 4 p.m. Piedmont Piano Company’s performance space 1728 San Pablo Avenue in the theater district in downtown Oakland, California 94612 Thom Douvan – guitar Aaron Germain – bass Deszon Claiborne – drums Steve Carter– piano Tony Malfatti – woodwinds featuring Gina Harris – vocals and other … Read More

Via Nocturna Interview

INTERVIEW: THOM DOUVAN (translated from the original interview in Portuguese)   Hi Thom, how are you doing? Thanks for this time with Via Nocturna. Great, my pleasure! Can you speak a little of your musical background and curriculum? Sure.  I was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  I first got into music after seeing … Read More

“All Over Again” on Most Increased Plays Charts w/o June 15!

Thom’s new ” All Over Again” CD is on the charts for the week ending June 15, 2015 as one of the top records with the most increased spins on Smooth Jazz radio. Billboard Airplay –    WEIB/Springfield, MA –    KJLU/Jefferson City, MO –    WVAS/Montgomery, AL –    KUNV/Las Vegas, NV –    WFSK/Nashville, TN –    WVST/Richmond, VA … Read More

“All Over Again” Reviewed in Vintage Guitar Magazine

Thom Douvan All Over Again “Douvan’s latest features fat tones on ‘Sephardia,’ a soulful ballad in the Larry Carlton-esque ‘When Things Fall Apart,’ and ‘Wes Coasting’ offers smooth sailing with octave licks and more. The only lulls come in a couple of songs with vocals but even those feature some nice guitar work. – JH”

Thom Plays Malcolm X Jazzfest with Chester “CT” Thompson

Former Santana and Tower of Power keyboardist Chester “CT” Thompson invited Thom to play with his band at The Malcolm X Jazzfest in Oakland on Saturday, May 16. In addition to Chester’s Hammond organ anthem “Squib Cakes” the band worked out on John Coltrane tunes and invited the great blues singer Faye Carol to sing … Read More

Great review on Sea of Tranquility.org

All Over Again reviewed on Sea of Tranquility.org – The Web Destination for progressive rock, metal, and jazz-fusion! Douvan, Thom: All Over Again It seems these last few months have brought many guitar-centric discs to my attention with the latest being All Over Again, the third album from American jazz musician Thom Douvan. However, to … Read More

“All Over Again” on Most Added Lists

“All Over Again” was added to the Most Added lists at SmoothJazz.com and Groove Jazz Music.com the week ending March 23. The focus tracks were “Then I Met You” and “Déjà Vu All Over Again”. SmoothJazz.com Chart Recap:  Most Added List (11 adds); Spincreased List (+64 spins) Groove Jazz Music Chart:  Most Added list (10 adds) … Read More

Musicguy247 Interview 3/17/15

” I was just stunned at the freedom of the improvisation.” Thomas Douvan Interview Thom Douvan is a talented guitarist originally from Ann Arbor Michigan, who now resides in sunny California. At a young age, Thom was taken back by the sound of the Beatles just like the rest of America. After being exposed to … Read More