by Trevor Hodgett
The Blues Is A Feeling is an unexpected delight, for the music
of this Danish sextet (Guitar/vocal, tenor, trombone, organ/piano,
double bass,drums), draws on a range of blues traditions while remaining
refreshingly unclichèd and inventive.
Thus, as Klarskov`s liner notes explain, the self-written
"What Is Wrong With You" draws on Sonny Boy Williamson`s
"Bring It On Home" and Guitar Slim`s "The Things
I used To Do";
"I Won`t Be Here Long" is influenced by Oran Hot Lips
and adds a touch of modern urban blues; "Undecided Blues"
puts a Caribbean rhythm behind Jimmy Rushing`s lyrics;
"Take Your Hat And Leave" includes a Hendrix tribute;
"Two Sons" contains elements of West Coast jump and of
soul-jazz organists like Jimmy Smith; and other tracks are variously
influenced by King Curtis, T-Bone Walker and others.
Cool and classy, indeed.
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