Tommy Emmanuel – Accomplice One
Format: CD – Vinyl / Label: Mascot Label Group
Releasedatum: 17 januari 2018
Tekst: Iain Patience
After some years of scarcity and lack of recorded offerings, Australia’s simply astonishing acoustic guitar wonder Tommy Emmanuel has unexpectedly and delightfully decided to roll out a raft of new releases in the course of the past year, from work with Americana giant Dave Grisman, a genuinely great ‘Live at the Ryman’ release capturing just what this marvel can do as a live act, to this latest mammoth album featuring countless big-name buddies from the world of modern Americana, blues, country and rock.
The opening track features Emmanuel alongside current Nashville favorite, Jason Isbell with a tasty take on the old Doc Watson favorite, Deep River Blues, moves through shared honours with ex-Dire Straits frontman, Mark Knopfler, and covers some very slick jazz-infused shuffle with Jorma Kaukonen. Emmanuel even includes an unmissable cover of Steve Croppers’ Dock Of The Bay teamed with JD Simo. Other buddies adding their personal quality include Rodney Crowell, Amanda Shires, Jerry Douglas with a searing version of Purple Haze, Ricky Skaggs, ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro, and Django-inspired work with Frank Vignola.
Due to drop around the turn of the year, in early January 2018, this delicious album of duets already seems likely to be an album of the year. Emmanuel is always genuinely extraordinary, with Accomplice One,’ he has again pushed out the boat, delivering a sixteen-track masterpiece.
01. Deep River Blues (feat. Jason Isbell)
02. Song And Dance Man (feat. Ricky Skaggs)
03. Saturday Night Shuffle (feat. Jorma Kaukonen & Pat Bergeson)
04. Wheelin’ & Dealin’ (feat. J.D. Simo & Charlie Cushman)0
05. C-Jam Blues (feat. David Grisman & Bryan Sutton)
06. (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay (feat. J.D. Simo)
07. Borderline (feat. Amanda Shires)
08. You Don’t Want To Get You One Of Those (feat. Mark Knopfler)
09. Keepin’ It Reel (feat. Clive Carroll)
10. Looking Forward To The Past (feat. Rodney Crowell)
11. Purple Haze (feat. Jerry Douglas)
12. Rachel’s Lullaby (feat. Jake Shimabukuro)
13. Djangology (feat. Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo)
14. Watson Blues (feat. David Grisman & Bryan Sutton)
15. Tittle Tattle (feat. Jack Pearson)
16. The Duke’s Message (feat. Suzy Bogguss)
Website: Tommy Emmanuel