JEFF JENSEN - Live The River City Sessions

Jeff Jensen – Live The River City Sessions
Format: CD / Label: Eigen Beheer
Releasedatum: 5 april 2016

Tekst: Iain Patience

This is a cracking live album from an outfit that could be considered a power-trio but, in truth, step successfully out of that limiting box with style, subtlety and enormous hi-octane chutzpa.

Recorded live in Memphis, the band’s home-base, Jeff Jensen has followed up his previous studio release, ‘Morose Elephant’,  (a damn fine album) with a riotous, raucous, good-humored, gut-wrenching bellyful of biting blues that is full of passion and fire.

Eight of the thirteen tracks here are self-penned with added covers of T-Bone Walker’s Shuffle; Tom Waits’ Heart Attack And Vine and Dylan’s All Along The Watchtower. Jensen’s own writing is solid, strong stuff with a keen eye on tradition and a fierce emotional core at its very heart. His fretwork is equally arresting with some light touches and BB King-like flourishes. Robinson Bridgeforth on drums and Bill Ruffino kicking up a fine bass backbeat, add overall power to this live set propelling the whole package along with clear intent and success.

Tracks:
01. Introduction
02. T-Bone Shuffle
03. Make It Through
04. Empty Bottles
05. J.J. Boogie
06. Find Myself All Alone
07. Brunette Woman
08. Elephant Blue
09. Heart Attack And Vine
10. Can’t Believe We’re Through
11. (Band Introduction)
12. Ash And Bone
13. All Along The Watchtower

Website: Jeff Jensen Band