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In our opinion, this is the some of the best music that Mayall has laid down in years. ‘Talk About That’ is exciting, varied, and satisfying, and will be viewed as a milestone work…
His life story reads like the blues version of a Grimm fairy tale…
“Blues and jazz are intertwined; you can’t separate one from the other. It’s just different flavors. It all comes from the same place.”
‘Jazz Blues Fusion’ is a perfect example of what today’s so-called hipsters strive so hard to project and achieve: suave cool that is unforced, awakened from the depths of a carefree spirit and an unbound, buoyant heart.
Known as a bit of a quirky child, Mayall built a tree house behind the family home in Cheadle and used it as his bedroom.
On a cold day in early March, guitar hero Walter Trout was checked into a hospital at UCLA with no guarantee and a dwindling hope of leaving alive, but Walter is a man with a dangerous combination of goals and determination.
John Mayall carries a weight people consider legendary, but that weight isn’t a problem. The godfather of British Blues talks about T-Bone Walker, protege Walter Trout, and the “musicians who are leaving fingers in the blues world”
This masterwork is the summation of a lifetime of learning and growing, and it will be held up as a fine example of everything blues can be for many years to come.
Mayall is at the top of his game here. Superbly crafted and performed, it is at once earthy, elegant, and soul stirring. Listeners will wear this album out.
Forty Below Records has announced the signing of the legendary “Godfather of British Blues,” John Mayall, and a May 13 release date for his first studio album in five years