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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Al Lerman - Slow Burn - New Release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the latest release, Slow Burn, from Al Lerman and it's quite entertaining. Opening with a modern shuffle, Don't Push Your Mess On Me, Al Lerman takes the lead on vocal, guitar and harp backed by Omar Tunnoch on bass, Bucky Berger on drums and Jana Reid on vocals. A cool track with a memorable melody, nice opener. On It Takes Me All Night Long, Lerman backs it off a bit with an easy pace. His harp work is smooth and soulful complimenting his vocals nicely. With a light Latin flair, Bad Luck Blues, has a pop sound with Lance Anderson on piano. Lerman steps up with a harp solo with crisp tones giving the track a shot of blues. Gonna Have To Wait is a definite radio track with a catchy hook and solid bones. Rocker, Now That Your Man's Gone, has a real nice southern kind of R&B feel with a guitar hook. This is one of my favorites on the release with just the right groove. With a New Orleans kind of feel and a stumble rhythm, Totally Out Of Whack, is really tight. Lerman's vocals are point on and his harp work works really nicely with Anderson's piano, Fraser's bass and particularly clever drum work by Al Cross. Easy flowing, Younger Than Me, is one of the bluesiest tracks on the release. With sparkling piano work by Anderson, soulful harp by Lerman and warm guitar chords, this track is the spot. On rocker, Any Way You Want, Lerner steps out a bit on guitar with some cool double stop licks and duet vocals give it a cool feel. Country blues style, Better Off Taking Chances, has a Randy Newman sound with it's dusty drums, lyrical delivery and casual delivery. Very cool. Kokomo Arnold track Kokomo is a solid blues driver with a super Chicago style. Lerman sits in the groove with his vocals and tops it off with some real nice harp playing. Wrapping the release is instrumental title track, Slow Burn with a more delta style... tasty guitar and harp. Very nice conclusion to a cool release.

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