Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play the Blues CD + DVD (Warner Music)
TWO talented artistes on one stage — New York City’s Lincoln Centre in April — with members of the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra, playing old-school blues with a Dixieland jazz style. Guitar god Eric Clapton gave 2,000 song suggestions, and jazz god Wynton Marsalis picked just 20 — 10 on CD and the rest on a DVD.
All the tracks are a treat. Enjoy the ragtime Ice Cream, Layla, and vocalist Taj Mahal guests on the gospel standard, Just A Closer Walk With Thee, and Corrine, Corrina.
Get close to the clarinet in Joe Turner’s Blues, with Victor Goines and Ali Jackson on drums on the Kansas Joe-Memphis Minnie standard Joliet Bound.
Clapton and Marsalis have a cool time jazzing it up with these music standards.
The recording is so clear, you’d think they are with you in the room, or car.
The album is a keeper.
1 The Beatles
THERE was a 2000 version of these 27 No.1 hit songs by the chaps from Liverpool. This 2011 album offers a remastered version of each track, using state of the art recording technology while maintaining the original analogue authenticity.
The 2011 album also has a 32-page booklet, just as the earlier version, featuring international singles cover art and recording/release information on each hit song.
If you have that 2000 version, no need to upgrade unless you got dough to blow.
Otherwise, get this CD.