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