News New Zealand
By Mike Garner
Wee Baby; Mister Loving Good; What is Wrong with You; Lonesome Woman
The Blues Is a Feeling; Whoo Wee; Last Two Dollars; Strolling With
Bone; Jealous Woman; T-Bone Shuffle.
reviewed an earlier CD from Denmark's leading bluesman, Dan Klarskov.
And enjoyed it a lot. This latest offering features the band in
a live recording and comes with a bonus DVD in a beautifully produced
is laid back jazzy blues with a lot of class. Tasteful horns and
rich Hammond B3 underpin Klarskov's subtle guitar playing. He uses
a clean tone that is more jazzy than a Texas blues style, perhaps
closest to a T Bone Walker style, and, indeed, he covers two T-bone
songs on this album. He leaves plenty of room for his sidemen to
step out, and the keys and horn players get plenty of exposure.
Pianist Hans Knudson gets to stomp through some fine boogie woogie
during Sonny Terry's "Whoo Wee". This song and a couple
of others appeared on Klarskov's previous studio album.
does some originals, "What is Wrong with You" and "The
Blues Is a Feeling" and they fit well into the genre. The covers
are well chosen and range across Jo Turner, George Jackson and T-Bone
Walker. Economical in phrasing, Klarskov never really 'rips it up'
on guitar and the playing feels a little restrained in places, but
the audience are clearly having a ball. The DVD is a bonus, and
features 4 of the songs from the live recording plus some additional
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