Title - 'Jimmy McIntosh and ...'
Artist - Jimmy McIntosh
My goodness, Jimmy McIntosh gets around! A working professional over the past 25 years with an impressive list of credentials as a sideman, Las Vegas based guitarist McIntosh gets another well deserved moment in the solo spotlight here on Jimmy McIntosh and.
A collection of both original music and some choice covers, Jimmy McIntosh and may well have a certain Bluesy thread, definitely a Funky New Orleans groove, and some Jazz notes also, but at the end of the day it is 100% McIntosh.
Complete with a star-studded array of some of the top talent in the business, this formidable collection kicks-off with the short McIntosh and Ronnie Wood, down south guitar solo of 'Slow Blues,' before things really get Hammond organ funky (courtesy of Ivan Neville) on 'The Logue.'
On 'Letsco,' McIntosh is joined by John Scofield on guitar alongside him, before 'Ju Ju' and then the longest track on the entire album (clocking in at just over eight minutes) 'PM Blues' (feat. Mike Stern on guitar) are both brought to the musical fore. The barely two minute, flamenco guitar escapade of 'Sophisticated Lady' is next and is followed by some flawless paino from Neville combined with another trip around the guitars by Scofield on 'Lavona's Boogie.'
Next up is, in my book, the stand out highlight of this album, 'I Gotta See' featuring Ronnie Wood. It is just simply the most incredible, the most enticing of the guitar jams contained on this 12 track set. Complete with Albert Wing on tenor saxophone, it is an accomplished track, for sure. 'Demon' is brought to us by the drum beats of Toss Panos, before Wing kicks in with his saxophone, and Keith Hubacher on bass levels things out.
The screaming guitar jam of '32 20 Blues' is next, and is backed by a quite literally, good ol' fashioned barnstorming 'Back2cali' (featuring Mike Stern), before the entire album is wrapped up with 'Fast Blues,' which once again brings Ronnie Wood's expertise to the fore. You want a guitar-driven, Blues rock album with added elements to keep you pressing play, well, this is the ONLY album you will ever need, believe me!