CD Review - From New Orleans to England by Jimmy Mcintosh
A CD Review of From New Orleans to England by Jimmy McIntosh.
CD Review – Jimmy McIntosh – From New Orleans to England 8 out of 10 The long awaited debut album from first call side man and guitarist and composer Jimmy McIntosh finds him rubbing shoulders with some very impressive friends. The Neville Brothers provide much of the musical interest, whilst Jeff Beck and Ron Wood play on some tracks, providing a reunion of sorts for Beck’s Truth and Beck-Ola albums. This is not an album just for guitar fans though, although there is plenty of that, with Beck, Wood and McIntosh providing a soulful multi guitar backing for the album’s only song ‘It was a Virus’ or trading licks on ‘G-Spot’or the slow blues of ‘Rogent’. Three covers feature on the album, while McIntosh has written the majority of the rest of the material. The styles meld well from the funk of ‘Biker Babe’, and ‘Mama Funk’, to the fusion and shifting time signature of ‘Fifty Five’, whilst a saxophone is a welcome addition to the cover of the Rolling Stones ‘Slave’ whilst the album ends with a ten minute version of Hendrix’s ‘Third Stone from the Sun’ and a solo acoustic guitar reading of the celtic piece ‘Minstral Boy’ which unfortunately seems somewhat misplaced at the end of the album. In all, this is a very good album, one for fans of quality guitar playing and New Orleans and American Funk, with infectious tunes and musicianship.