Blues & Grass (JD279)

Genre: 
  1. My Favorite Thing
  2. You Lied
  3. Recess
  4. My Prayer
  5. Queen Esther's Blues
  6. Watermark
  7. I'm Goin'
  8. Where Do All The Girls Come From?
  9. A Miniature Of The Bass
  10. I Can't Take It
  11. Papa Don't Know
  12. Sunnyland

This collaborative effort between Queen Esther, Charlie Burnham, Mark Peterson, Aubrey Dayle and guitarist James "Blood" Ulmer reflects a singular, down-home vision of the blues and backwoods roots music. Blues & Grass is less about jamming and instrumentalists and more about chant and incantation, about old-time spirituals and story-telling.

Reviews

"There's so much slick beautifully played stuff out there that the relative rawness of the fiddle playing and guitar here are a refreshing change. You're quickly captured by Blood Ulmer's rootsy blues in the opening ˜My Favourite Thing' and then captivated by the walking bass that introduces Queen Esther's jazzy take on ˜You Lied', moving smoothly into a Blood Ulmer instrumental ˜Recess' and ˜My Prayer' with earthy fiddle contributing to Ulmer's heartfelt vocals."

- Hi-Fi+