sábado, 27 de agosto de 2011

CD - Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Spread The Love


CD - RONNIE EARL & THE BROADCASTERS
SPREAD THE LOVE


Boston-based blues-guitar virtuoso Ronnie Earl seems to be considering his past on his 23rd album as a leader. As on 2007's Hope Radio, Earl returns to the all-instrumental format that — along with his beatific tone, impeccable phrasing, and wildly emotive instincts — helps set him apart from the genre's six-string pack. As the album unreels, he revisits several of his influences, starting with Albert Collins's prickly "Backstroke" and Kenny Burrell's jazz-blues swinger "Chitlins Con Carne." He pays tribute to the late Muddy Waters Band pianist Otis Spann on "Spann's Groove," (which was written by and showcases Broadcasters keyboardist Dave Limina); he resurrects his own "Skyman," a soaring, contemplative trip into the stylistic realm of Duane Allman that first appeared on 1996's Grateful Heart: Blues & Ballads. Earl's slow, sweet-toned "Eleventh Step to Heaven" alludes to his spiritual quest and experience with addiction recovery. It's Spread the Love's centerpiece, with the album's most epic, moving performances, sandwiched between the crying, testifying "Tommy's Midnight Blues" and "Ethan's Song," an elegant shuffle that walks a high wire between jazz and blues with smoky élan. The acoustic finale, "Blues for Bill," has the flavor of the Delta's red dust; it makes this blues odyssey complete.


Band
RONNIE EARL - Guitar
DAVE LIMINA - Piano and Hammond
JIM MOURADIAN - Bass
LORNE ENTRESS - Drums

Tracks

1-Backstroke
2-Blues for Dr. Donna
3-Chitlins Con Carne
4-Cristo Redentor
5-Happy
6-Patience
7-Miracle
8-Spann's Groove
9-Skyman
10-Blues for Slim
11-Rommy's Midnight Blues
12-Eleventh Step to Heaven
13-Blues for Ethan
14-Blues for Bill





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