Douglas Payne

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Gender MALE
Industry Marketing
Location Springfield, VA, United States
Introduction I have produced CDs for such artists as Peter Thomas, Lalo Schifrin, Ennio Morricone and Cal Tjader; written for All About Jazz, and All Music Guide; and written liner notes for CDs by Freddie Hubbard, Oscar Peterson, Gabor Szabo, James Last, Dr. Lonnie Smith and more. Additionally, I have researched and compiled discographies for Roy Budd, Clarke Boland Big Band, Kenyon Hopkins, Boogaloo Joe Jones, Johnny Lytle, Hugh Masekela, Letta Mbulu, Gary McFarland, Jimmy McGriff, Oliver Nelson, Berto Pisano, Jimmy Ponder, Lalo Schifrin, Shirley Scott, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Gabor Szabo, photographer Pete Turner, and Kai Winding as well as for such labels as Aleph, CTI/Kudu, Chisa/Chissa, Groove Merchant, Skye and Tappan Zee...all available at Always looking for work!
Interests I love film, music, art, books, graphic design, cooking, eating well and, of course, good champagne. My tastes in film run to Euro-trash and conspiracies. My taste in music goes to jazz, funk, soundtrack, easy listening and nearly any kind of music that has no words or singing. My taste in art runs to Color Field painters almost exclusively. My taste in books runs toward mysteries and thrillers. My conversation always includes at least one quote from The Simpsons. So, as you can probably tell, I spend a lot of time by myself. But it all goes well with a good glass of Veuve Clicquot (my favorite), Perrier Jouet, Piper Heidsieck, Taittinger or White Star.
Favorite Movies Directors: Dario Argento, Mario Bava, Claude Chabrol, Massimo Dallamano, Lucio Fulci, Alfred Hitchcock, Fritz Lang, Umberto Lenzi, Sergio Martino, Harald Reinl, Orson Welles, Wim Wenders. Also: Robert Altman, Lamberto Bava, Tim Burton, Enzo G. Castellari, Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, Jean-Pierre Melville, Claude Miller, Christopher Nolan, Nicolas Roeg, Gus Van Sant. Films: All The President’s Men, Blowup, Brazil, Bullitt, The Changeling, The Fog, The Haunting, JFK, Lolita, The Manchurian Candidate, Manhattan, Rosemary’s Baby, Seven Days In May, Three Days of The Condor. Genres: Giallo, Euro Crime, Horror, Thriller, Conspiracy, Mystery, James Bond. Actors: Charles Bronson, Duilio Cruciani, Johnny Depp, Edward Furlong, James Garner, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Mason, Tomas Milian, Franco Nero, River Phoenix, Michael Pitt, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. Actresses: Asia Argento, Florinda Bolkan, Edwige Fenech, Mary-Louise Parker, Shelly Winters.
Favorite Music Italy: Ennio Morricone, Berto Pisano, Stelvio Cipriani, G.& M. DeAngelis, Gianni Ferrio, Goblin, I Marc 4, Franco Miccalizi, Bruno Nicolai, Riz Ortolani, Piero Piccioni, Carlo Rustichelli, Claudio Simonetti, Armando Trovajoli and Piero Umiliani. Recent Jazz: Eric Alexander, Bob Belden, Terence Blanchard, Dave Douglas, Bill Frisell, Joe Locke, Brad Mehldau, David Murray, John Scofield. Jazz: John Abercrombie, Cannonball Adderley, Paul Bley, Dave Brubeck, Kenny Burrell, Donald Byrd, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Gil Evans, Grant Green, Dave Grusin, Chico Hamilton, Herbie Hancock, Eddie Harris, Joe Henderson, John Hicks, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, Milt Jackson, Ahmad Jamal. Bob James, Quincy Jones, Volker Kriegel, Bennie Maupin, Hank Mobley, Wes Montgomery, Lee Morgan, David “Fathead” Newman, John Patton, Duke Pearson, Oscar Peterson, Sun Ra, George Shearing, Melvin Sparks, Cal Tjader, Stanley Turrentine, McCoy Tyner, Cedar Walton, Gerald Wilson, Larry Young. Africa: Jonas Gwangwa, Habib Koite, Vusi Mahlasela, Miriam Makeba, Caiphus Semenya. Aleph, Roy Budd, Chisa, Clarke/Boland Big Band, CTI, Groove Merchant, Kenyon Hopkins, Boogaloo Joe Jones, Johnny Lytle, Hugh Masekela, Letta Mbulu, Gary McFarland, Jimmy McGriff, Oliver Nelson, Jimmy Ponder, Lalo Schifrin, Shirley Scott, Skye, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Gabor Szabo, Tappan Zee, Kai Winding. Other: David Arnold, John Barry, Alice Coltrane, Bill Conti, Jerry Goldsmith, John Holloway, David Holmes, Bert Kaempfert, Rolfe Kent, Henry Mancini, Lee Ritenour, Michael Small, Gary Wright and Disco, of course!
Favorite Books Authors: David Baldachi, Agatha Christie, Michael Connelly, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Patricia Highsmith, Shirley Jackson, John Sanford, Peter Moore Smith. Books: Death In Venice, The Kite Runner, Lolita, Running With Scissors, Turn Of The Screw.