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Showing posts with label American Roots Project II. Show all posts
Showing posts with label American Roots Project II. Show all posts

Friday, June 21, 2024

Roots RX Records artist: Jack's Waterfall - Call Dr. John American Roots Project II - New Release Review

 I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Call Dr. John American Roots Project II, by Jack's Waterfall,  and it's an interesting mix of pop, blues, jazz, folk and pure New Orleans. Opening with strutting, Call Dr. John, with Jack Licitra on piano and lead vocal, joined by Amy Correia, Mark Carpentieri on drums, Michael Blake on sax, and Al Levy on bass. Solid opener. Maria Muldaur leads the way on lead vocal on New Orleans juiced, Piano Player's Heaven with Licitra on accordion and piano, Jules Radino on drums, and a solid bass line by Al Levy. Contemporary pop oriented track, Bella, should garner strong radio play with cool vocals by Licitra and a tight rhythm by Carpentieri. On Dr. John's How Come My Dog Don't Bark, Licitra does a total rearrangement which is interesting, featuring cool, story telling style vocal pattern, rolling piano and some really sassy sax from Michael Blake. Wrapping the release is simple pop track, I Got You, featuring Licitra on piano and vocal. This track has a solid melody and a cool closer for an interesting release. 

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