JW-Jones Blues Band
My Kind of Evil
First Appeared in The Music Box, December 2004, Volume 11, #12
Written by Brad Podray
If J.W. Jones has any say in the matter, the blues are far from dead, and his latest effort My Kind of Evil successfully places a modern edge upon old-school, New Orleans-baked grooves. Thereís a grandiose ambience to the entire album, and Jones wisely inserts enough "jam time" into his compositions to allow all of the musicians in his band to have an opportunity to prove their worth. Although each track captures a different aspect of the blues, there are enough common elements among the songs to make the bandís style classifiable. Nevertheless, stellar craftsmanship makes this set extremely rewarding. The vocals glaze over the instrumental interplay like butter, and not a note is missed. From the toe-tapping Shake that Mess to the incredibly fat sound of Blue Monday, the JW-Jones Blues Bandís kind of evil is definitely one that should be spread around more often. Ĺ
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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!
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