Doc Jazz’s songs are emotional, some are slow, others are upbeat, and most of the songs weave melodies through stories in a way that has you holding your breath to hear the words – then again, if you want, they can just have you tapping your toes or stomping your feet.For those of us who eagerly trawl through the internet, the forums and digital music sites in search of new adult orientated soulful music with a classy jazzy touch, nothing is as exciting as news of a new track from Doc Jazz.
Few artists have released albums and singles as consistently good as Doc Jazz, and on his latest single release entitled “It Takes Love” he proves once again that he still is on top of his game.
Doc’s silken voice is like molten sweet cocoa dripping down into the ear canal on this track, as he is backed up by American singer Toy Matthews. The background vocal arrangement is delightful, and Doc Jazz produces an inspired vocal performance.
Probably the best vocal performance I’ve heard him do so far. The thick bass and funky guitars propel the song forward, producing a smooth groove that instantly forces the listener to either tap their feet or bob their head, or in my case both.
Delicious, succulent and the equivalent of a warm embrace, “It Takes Love” puts forward its theme of why love should exist in everything we say and do. The business of music in recent years has left us wanting more.
The record labels and the producers drive artists to make quick, throwaway and soulless music, and the absence of a single authentic pounding heartbeat in most popular recordings is noticeable. At the tune’s end you may either wish you were in love or be glad that you are.
But that is concisely what Doc Jazz’s music does to us here – he makes us reflect on that “state of being” that defies control – he makes us reflect on love. And I mean all kinds of love. “It Takes Love” rekindles the soul and ignites a fire in the heart.
MORE ABOUT: Doc Jazz is a Palestinian doctor who was born in the Netherlands. The entirely self-taught musician and multi-instrumentalist is actually a surgeon by profession that has a passion for music – and for his homeland, Palestine.
Doc Jazz’s songs contain firm protests against the injustices perpetrated upon the Palestinians, and against other social or political mishaps around the world. Before moving from the Netherlands to the Middle East, he was also known there for his advocacy for the Palestinian cause as spokesman of the board of the Palestinian Community in the Netherlands (PGN), and through public appearances, articles and interviews on radio, television and in newspapers.
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