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Monday, January 9, 2012

New Release from: Terry Blankley - Cold Weather Blues - Review

I just received a copy of Terry Blankley's Cold Weather Blues. The recording is made up of 10 (8 original tracks penned by Blankley or cowritten with Michael Wainwright)tracks. Blankley has assembled a tight group of musicians for this recording. At it's calmest it has the swing of Diana Krall with Blankley's "Tom Wait's" like voice and it does get up and stomp a few times! Blankley handles Keys and vocals, Michael Wainright on sax, Doug Swain on Drums and a list of other notable musicians like Frank Woodcock, John Meydam, Al Matthews, Al Lerman, Albert MacDonald, Bobby Watson and Johnny V contribute as session musicians. Although sometimes not a typical "blues" recording in that some of it is more dixieland piano in nature, it is a bluesy recording and a pleasure to listen to. There are a number of stand out instrumental sections throughout and aside from Blankley's own piano style which I like, Johnny V is unmistakable on slide.

If you want a change up from what everyone else is doing you ought to give this a spin. I've listened to it a number of times and I'll be listening to it again soon!

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