Πέμπτη, 3 Ιανουαρίου 2013

John Mayall - Ten Years Are Gone [1973]



Mayall returned to the studio in 1973 for this double album. The ten years Mayall had in mind, of course, were the previous ten, which had seen him start as a local musician in Manchester, England, and emerge a decade, almost two dozen albums, and nearly as many lineups later with an evolved jazz-blues style and an international following. The album allows the ensemble considerable room to solo on Mayall's typically  blues-based song structures.First LP was recorded at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles .The second LP is a live date recorded at the Academy of Music in New York, and here things stretch out even more: "Harmonica Free Form" clocks in at 12 minutes and "Dark of the Night" runs 17:41. Like it's predecessors, "Jazz/Blues Fusion" and "Moving On," it features Freddy Robinson on guitar and Blue Mitchell on trumpet. 


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2 σχόλια:

Ανώνυμος είπε...

Hello. I have seen this album many times over the years and because of the title never paid any attention to it. Your description shows me I should have picked this up a long time ago! Many thanks.

-Brian

Fantis Bastunis είπε...

Hello Brian.
It's an interesting album,maybe not so much as the other two live albums recorded just before with the same line up,but still it is a unique approach that deserves hearing.