R&B crooner Ricky Jones has assembled a strong, musically dynamic debut self- titled album. Having co-written or co-produced nine of the album's eleven songs, Jones shows off his skills, both on the mic and behind the board. Jones' hodgepodge mix of R&B, pop, folk and gospel takes the listener back to classic soul of the 60's and 70's. Notable contributors here are producer Bryce Wilson (Mary J. Blige, Groove Theory), The Horns of Fire (Earth, Wind & Fire) and string arranger Jeremy Lubbock (Boyz II Men, Toni Braxton).
"Still In Love" is a strong vocal ballad, where Jones lays it all on the line via honest emotional expression rare in the self-promoting world of R&B. "It Don't Make No Sense" offers an interesting look into the ever-increasing corruption in the modern world. Other tracks that make Rick Jones stand out as a performer, writer and producer are "Thinkin'," "Don't Know Much About Love" and "Where?." Offering more than the usual jeep-beats that dominate the charts, Jones finds a way to make an original and interesting-sounding release with real musicians, real instruments and real talent.