New album release -“Joy” (August 2022)


My latest instrumental album “Joy” is now streaming! Listen on iTunes/Apple Music, Spotify, Bandcamp, Tidal, Amazon, YouTube Music, and many other services worldwide.

“Joy” album cover

Outside of jazz projects I rarely compose instrumental pieces in a major (positive) key. All twenty-three cuts on this predominantly orchestral album were selected from over two-hundred tracks I’ve composed since 2008 to fit the overall theme of “Joy.” No loops or construction kits were used for this album, every note was played on my sturdy M-Audio KeyStudio MIDI controller. All songs were mixed on a virtual copy of my old Windows XP studio PC using VMWare Workstation, Reaper DAW, EastWest’s Symphonic Orchestra library, and other samplesets I’ve created or gathered throughout the past twenty years.

Album art generated by the amazing Midjourney Bot on under a Commons Noncommercial 4.0 Attribution International License.



Douglas Wayne Ricketts

I do things! Sometimes music or comedy is involved. Your mileage may vary.