By Norman Darwen
– one of the key words to describe this set.
Danish guitarist Dan has a wonderful tone, very much like T-Bone
Walker, and he also has T-Bone’s aptitude for light and shade,
and a strong sense of how to play one note just right rather than
the scatter-gun approach of many others these days.
This is a CD and DVD, and musically it concentrates on the sound
of T-Bone and his disciples, plus a foray into Rock and Roll ‘
with Whoo Wee’, a detour to New Orleans on ‘Jealous
Woman’, a little bit of Crusaders & BB styled funk with
‘The Blues Is A Feeling’, and some of that classic Bobby
Bland styled sixties soul-blues with Wayne Bennett on guitar courtesy
of ‘Last Two Dollars’. Not bad, eh?
The DVD provides visual images to go with many of the tracks of
the live album, but it also includes the eight minutes long ‘Blues
Man’, which is very much in the fashion of Buddy Guy in a
Chicago blues club four decades or so ago.
There are also some fine extras on the DVD including two numbers
from the Langelandsfestival in 2000, a couple of short, less conventional
tracks from studio sessions, some backstage footage and a photo
I am impressed with this. Besides being an excellent guitarist,
Dan is a also fine singer
– there is a trace of an accent but nothing to mar anyone’s
enjoyment, and his band, including two saxmen and a trombonist,
an organist plus a pianist over the in the pocket rhythm section,
Certainly a release to check out if you enjoy
USA - AUSTRIA.