The Days is the fourth album from Zach Jones, an artist whose musical exploration knows no boundaries. Embracing a similar vintage production style as his previous album Things Were Better, The Days explores new musical territory while echoing the vibe and style of the 1960’s and 70’s pop music that Jones loves and continues to be inspired by. With thoughtful lyrics, simple melodies, and skilled musicianship, the ten songs on The Days traverse the musical landscapes of classical, rock, pop, and soul.
released December 17, 2013
Zach Jones – Vocals/ Guitars/ Keyboards/ Bass
Chris Sweet – Drums
Kate Beever – Percussion/ Vibes
Lauren Hastings Genova- Violins
Emily Dix Thomas- Cellos
Matt Lagarde- Trumpet/ Piccolo Trumpet/ Flugelhorn
Matt Day- Trumpet
Lucas Desmond- Alto Sax
Tyler Card- Tenor Sax
Ben Appel-Bari Sax
Jamie Colpoys - Trombone
Jocelyn Emery Miller
Sara Hallie Richardson
All songs written and arranged by Zach Jones; contains elements of Days of Wine and Roses, written by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer, and Days, written by Ray Davies
Produced by Zach Jones & Jon Nolan with additional production by Steve Drown
Recorded by Jon Nolan, Zach Jones, and Steve Drown at Milltown Recording, Newmarket, NH, The Studio, Portland, ME, and various random locations.
Mixed by Jon Nolan and Steve Drown
Mastered by Steve Drown at The Studio in Portland, ME
Photos by Jake Austin (jakeaustinphoto.com
Art and Layout by Kelsey Munroe (scowldesign.com
Friends, family, fans, fellow musicians, colleagues, and co-workers, in the words of Daryl Hall & John Oates “You make my dreams come true!” Thank you for believing in me and allowing me to continue to make music. I love you all.
Special thanks to:
Mom, Dad, Josh, Kate, Chris, Spencer Albee, Andrew Hodgkins, Patrick Hodgkins, Michael Hersey, Michelle Bathurst, John and Lauren Gates, Gretchen Drown, Jill Hill and family, Greg Martens, John Macey, Roger Upham, Thomas Hatem, Rachel Jones Buckdancer’s Choice Music Company, and the Old York Historical Society
Note: The Days, is an album designed to be enjoyed as a singular piece of work. The sequence, segues, and transitions have all been carefully constructed to bring a unique listening experience and provide maximum enjoyment for the listener. When played from beginning to end, there is a narrative that flows through this album. In my head, it plays like a movie. I hope it will provide personal mind-movies for all of you and bring just a little bit more happiness into the world.
The Days has been broken into two sides, A and B, for those who choose to listen to the album as it is intended. However, I understand that we are living in a singles era. With attention spans shorter than ever and the world’s entire musical catalogue available at our fingertips, some people may prefer to hear just one or two songs in the manner of their own choosing. In fact, there are many people who say “the album” is dead. I refuse to believe this, but just the same, the songs contained within The Days have also been made available for consumption in a stand-alone fashion.