Mo Al Jaz and friends -The Blues of Little Walter
Little Walter Jacobs was arguably the most influential blues harmonica players of all time and he still is. This album is an honest and heartfelt tribute to Walter and his music by Mo Al Jaz and a jolly congregation of great musicians. Dexter Shaw, his daughter Francesca and drummer Robert Pokorny make up one the best old-school blues combos in Blighty and anywhere else. David Imir joins the party for some twin guitar mayhem. Mo is a veteran French harp player with several albums under his belt. His accent (you can hear it here and there) probably makes him the Charles Aznavour of the blues when he sings, but he does not have an accent when he blows his harp! Nobody reinvented the wheel of blues harmonica here, but this album really sounds like something recorded at Chess in Chicago in the 1950's. Mo has idolized Little Walter since he started to play many moons ago. He always wanted to record a tribute to his blues hero. I reckon he has accomplished that. Enjoy this record! I'm sure will bring a big smile on your face.