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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Lee Palmer - One Take: Live at Canterbury - New Release Review

I just received the debut release, One Take: Live at Canterbury by Lee Palmer and it has some very enjoyable music. Opening with Blues in EH, a jazzy shuffle track, I'm immediately drawn by Denis Keldie's piano work. David Woodhead is featured on a real nice bass run in this track complimenting smooth guitar pairings. Me and My 68 has a strong Texas swing style and features a fleet foot guitar solo on an upbeat toe tapper. Keldie runs the organ on this track adding interesting texture. Everyday Blues Jam is another hot swing shuffle and Keldie hauls out the Hammond for a good run but it's the hot guitar riffs on this track that are a real standout. Backing vocals from Jenn Kee add a nostalgic warmth. Woodhead again steps up and out with clean bass riffs and Al Cross lays down a hot drum solo. Title track, One Take, gets a strong funk beat going and and vocal harmonies with Palmer and Kee are really nice. A standout guitar solo on this track makes this one of the better tracks on the release. The final track, That's All, really captures that Leon Russell, Oklahoma sound and just because of the groove that it captures, I really like it. Organ work from Keldie again really sets off nice spontaneous guitar solos with a nice touch.

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1 comment:

  1. I really love the blues! We should really get these groups packed into a neat storage box and shipped to Sydney to perform for us! We need some good music down under!