vendredi 21 septembre 2007


Aynsley Dunbar started his career as a Jazz drummer before joining John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. This guy met the greatest performers at the time and played with most of them (Eddie Boyd, Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa, John Lee Hooker, Alvin Lee to name but a few).

About this first album (have a look at this gorgeous cover), let's say that the master and his boys deliver the goods : downtuned Blues, sad and blue, the way this music has to be played. 9 tracks of Jazz-infused Hard Blues Rock, with slight psychedelic touches (we're in '69, goddammit!).

Concerning "Mutiny", the track I chose (for the devastating drum solo!!), I have to admit it doesn't fit absolutely well in that Blues series, because of its strong Jazz rhythm section, but don't you think the short guitar solo goes into a blues variation?


AYNSLEY DUNBAR RETALIATION "s/t" - 1969 - UK - Liberty LBL 83154 (mono press)

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