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​CD Review: You Will Be My Music​
Jazz Weekly - July 24, 2012 - By George W. Harris



Vocalist Doug Ferony with his high baritone has got an enthusiasm and fever that is infectious. Along with an Armani sharp band, Ferony delivers polished and original takes of “Do You Wanna Dance” and “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” giving an extra sock in the jaw to each tune. Can’t help but like the moxie of this guy.

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CD Review: You Will Be My Music
Critical Jazz - June 29, 2012 - By Brent Black

Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin are gone...They are not coming back.

That's o.k. because when you have real talent like Doug Ferony then that classic swing and splash of sophistication that was vocal jazz forty years ago plus - is still here and still working!

I hate the label of "crooner" - I can deal with throw back better but here is the bottom line. Ferony is his own man and an artist doing his own thing that just happens to fall in the Sinatra, Martin and Tony Bennett category but with the unusual twist that Ferony has chops galore. Doug Ferony is pure entertainment, fun and a stylistic journey to the glory days of vocal jazz when there was no social media, no music video and nothing but style...That is Doug Ferony!

The set list here is classic and made up of such standards as "Fly Me To The Moon" and "Come Fly With Me." Far from a tribute act, Ferony has chops galore and what lets the release work so well would be spot on arrangements that only serve to push Ferony out front but without ever going to the self indulgent edge that so many "crooners" seem to want to hit. Today we have some vocalists that work in relatively the same genre but with different results. There is no overt commerialism with Ferony, his vocal prowess speaks for itself. Normally I would not give this type of release a second look and that would be my stupidity and the listener's loss. While there are a couple of more contemporary tunes that may or may not have been totally necessary in an effort to push this release, there are literally no missed steps here.

The tunes hold up well and normally with full orchestra. Ferony has prodigious vocal chops - the dude can sing the phone book and the release is pure entertainment at it's very best.

 
Making old school new cool is tough. Doug Ferony makes it look and more importantly sound so easy!
Tracks: Fly Me To The Moon; Do You Wanna Dance; I Love You More Today Then Yesterday; You Will Be My Music; We've Only Just Begun; Come Fly With Me; How Do You Keep The Music Playing; I Can't Stop Loving You; Oh Look At Me Now; I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm.
 

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CD Review: You Will Be My Music 

Jazzaholic - August 2, 2012 - By Don Albert 

If you’re into Sinatra-style singing with big band accompaniment then you will really enjoy New York vocalist Doug Ferony’s CD ‘You Will Be My Music‘. The 10 tracks include a Latin “Do You Wanna Dance” a very danceable “I Love You More Today Than Yesterday”, the title track complete with strings, a swinging version of the Carpenters hit “We’ve Only Just Begun” the obligatory “Fly Me To The Moon” and “Come Fly with Me” as well as “Oh Look At Me Now” and “I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm.”
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CD Review
DOUG FERONY
YOU WILL BE MY MUSIC - June 1, 2012

Scott Yanow, author of ten books including Swing, Trumpet Kings, Jazz On Film and Jazz On Record 1917-76

In his career, Doug Ferony has proven to be one of the more enjoyable and musical crooners of the 21st century. As was evident on his first eight CDs, he loves performing high-quality standards, has a warm voice, swings easily and enthusiastically and, while fond of the singing of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and other top-notch vocalists, has a sound of his own.
You Will Be My Music showcases Dougs singing while accompanied by an excellent and supportive big band arranged by Khadafy Khan, Clark Gault and Paul Swain. The repertoire is comprised of vintage songs along with a few more contemporary tunes that fit the singers style and musical interests quite comfortably.

The opening Fly Me To The Moon utilizes a classic arrangement by Quincy Jones and features Doug swinging hard, making each note count. The infectious Do You Wanna Dance is quite catchy while I Love You More Today Than Yesterday is a bit obscure but well worth reviving.

You Will Be My Music utilizes a string orchestra. Dougs version is quite dramatic and heartfelt. Weve Only Just Begun, one of the biggest hits for the Carpenters, is taken faster than usual and benefits from this infectious treatment. Come Fly With Me features Doug doing his own twist on the Frank Sinatra hit.

An emotional How Do You Keep The Music Playing precedes Dougs version of I Cant Stop Loving You, a song identified with both Ray Charles and Count Basie. You Will Be My Music concludes with a pair of swingers. Oh Look At Me Now, easily pianist Joe Bushkins best known song, was a hit for Tommy Dorsey in the 1940s while Irving Berlins Ive Got My Love To Keep Me Warm was a big seller for Les Brown. Doug Feronys versions sound unlike anyone elses and make the two vintage songs sound fresh and lively.

Enjoy swinging crooners who put a lot of heart into their singing? Then You Will Be My Music is for you.