CCD 11104 JW-Jones - Seventh Hour

JW-Jones

Seventh Hour

CD Digipac
CCD 11104
EAN 4014924111045
2012
36:39
  1. Ain't Gonna Beg
  2. Let It Go
  3. In A Song
  4. You Got Caught
  5. All Over Again
  6. Hearbreaker
  7. Do For You
  8. I'm Tryin'
  9. What Is Real
  10. So Long I'm Gone

JW-JONES – guitar, vocals
JESSE WHITELEY – Hammond, piano
MARC DECHO – upright & Gibson bass
JEFF ASSELIN – drums.

Special guests:
JAMES ROOKER – electric bass on #9
JEREMY WAKEFIELD – steel guitar on #6 & #10
STEVE DAWSON – National tricone on #9

Recorded at J-Dub's House, Ottawa, Canada
Produced by JW-Jones
Mixed by Steve Dawson
Mastered by Graemme Brown

JW has done it again. Another fine CD of great tunes, guitar playing and arrangements. He sings his blues with authority. CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE

The worldwide touring 'Ambassador of the Blues', the legendary harmonica player and vocalist Charlie Musselwhite, is speaking very highly of JW-Jones, the still pretty young Canadian guitar player and singer. Charlie Musselwhite played harmonica on JWs last project, 'Memphis Midnight Sun'.

JW-Jones and his hard-working band are Canada's top touring blues band with an extensive tour calendar. They have played on almost every continent and are touring Europe on a regular basis. With their exciting and entertaining live shows the band has won a lot of new fans on both sides of the Atlantic. Multiple Juno award (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy) winner, Steve Dawson has mixed JW's latest album project, 'Seventh Hour'. Steve is responsible for the tight, enthralling sound and mix, prominently featuring JW's guitar playing.

JW plays in the tradition of blues greats like Albert Collins, Lonnie Mack, Ronnie Earl, and Jimmie Vaughan. He can rock, too, although rock/blues is not his thing. JW wrote most of the tunes on this new album. Roy Orbison and Little Milton are listed as the authors of the two remainders. There's a new twist to JW's music on 'Seventh Hour'. Without ever sounding old-fashioned or even outdated, JW is mixing his blues roots with rock guitar sounds from the 1960s. Also, no guests on this album, which is rather surprising. On previous releases, Kim Wilson, Hubert Sumlin, Little Charlie, Junior Watson and Canadian blues/rock star, Colin James have been sitting in. This set of songs was recorded at JW's home with his regular band. The results are a compact sounding set of great tunes, opening a new chapter in the musical journey of a promising young blues man.

While keeping one foot firmly planted in the roots he came from, he's crossing boundaries making his music compatible to a younger generation of music fans.
He believes that “appealing to a younger audience is the most important way to ensure the evolution of blues-based music.” JW is well on his way!

 

Reviews CCD 11104 JW-JONES Seventh Hour

Energetisch, kraftvoll, zupackend, mit Biß, direkt und klar. Seine Gitarre ist ab und zu dem frühen Peter Green ähnlich (kann aber auch mal an Freddie/Albert King erinnern), und das macht sich auch in der Musik bemerkbar bei ein paar Stücken, rockender (rollender) R´n´B mit 60s-Brit-Blues-Einfluß.

Glitterhouse
2012-03
Detlev von Duhn

Seine Stimme klingt zuweilen fast schon soulig, was einen schönen Gegenpunkt zu dem immer wieder beherzten Bluesrock bildet (…). Für Bluesfreunde eine sichere Empfehlung.

inMusic #77
2012-06
Rainer Guérich

Auf seiner mittlerweile sieb­ten CD – alle auf CrossCut erschienen – geht der noch junge kanadische Gitarrist und (inzwischen auch über­zeugende) Sänger zunächst knackig-rockiger zur Sache, als man das von ihm bislang gewohnt war. Aber die souligen Songs sind klasse und die Gitarre wie immer exquisit­stark vom Chicagoer Westside-Sound beein­flusst. (…) äußerst interessant und mitreißend.

Bluesnews #70
2012-07
Klaus Kilian

Jones' Blues, der auf dem neuen Album mit einem gehörigen Schuss Soul daherkommt, ist dynamisch und energisch (…), aber auch sehr emotional, dabei elegant und geschliffen, ohne jedoch klinisch zu klingen. Kurzum: 'Seventh Hour' ist auf angenehme Art perfekt. (…) Zielsicher sind heute die meist selbstgeschriebenen Songs, die retromäßig, aber immer auch zeitgemäß klingen.

Jazz Thing #94
2012-06
Uwe Meyer

Frisch und forsch wie am ersten Tag klingt auch diese Veröffentlichung. Die Mixtur aus Blues, Soul und etwas Rock, dazu Country- und Rockabilly-Anleihen, macht (…) Lust auf mehr.

Folker #04
2012-07

(…) unbekümmert Einflüsse eines Freddie King, Otis Rush oder Buddy Guy zu einer ureigenen Melange verschmelzen lässt. (…) Great Sounds aus dem Lande des Ahornblattes!

Jazz'n'More #04
2012-07
Marco Piazzalonga

De schijf staat vol snij­dend gitaarwerk (zonder de 'hardrocktoer' op te gaan), er zit wat pure sixties in, wat jump­blues, wat soul en een vleug vroege seven­ties-soul. (…) En alhoewel het tempo meestal vrij hoog ligt, is er voldoende afwisseling met enkel fraaie langzame nummers. (…) een voortreffelijk gitarist.

Back To The Roots #83
2012-06
Noel Verleyen

Jeu robuste et techniquement abouti, look de jeune premier, voix posee, JW-Jones ressemble effectivement a s'y meprendre a une etoile montante au firmament du blues canadien.

ABS Magazine #34
2012-05
Philippe Pretet

Canadian blues guitar ace JW changes tack on his seventh CD, moving away from his usual habit of featuring big-name guests to utilising just his own regular small combo. The music changes a little, too – he sings ten numbers that include some pop sensibilities, though in the same way that much of the pop music of the 60s was blues-rooted.

Rock'n'Reel #34
2012-08
Norman Darwen