Over a single year Bogart took a personal and musical transitional journey, travelling from Chesapeake Bay to Nashville, from the deserts of Southern California to deep in the Louisiana bayou, where this release was recorded."Just A Wish Away" features some of Bogart's strongest songwriting to date, evoking the excitement of new possibilities tinged with a hint of wistful melancholy at what is left behind.There's the locomotion of "If It's Gonna Be Like This," the tender and surprising "Back and Forth Kid" and the sultry, horn-driven "Collarbone." Throughout Bogart's signature cut-above song-writing demonstrates the diverse dialects of her musical fluency.Bogart, joined by producer Joe Michaels, creates a band of world class players: Marty Rifkin (Bruce Springsteen), Bonerama Homs (Harry Connick Jr.), Charlie Wooton (Royal Southern Brotherhood), Scott Ambush (Spyro Gyra), Cris Jacobs (The Bridge), Terrence Houston (George Porter), Derwin "Big D" Perkins (Jon Cleary), and more.Produced by Swedish blues guitar player Staffan Astner, Afternoon in Paris promises the right mix of groovy blues and soulful jazz (with a touch of Swedish folk melody) and shows Yana Bibbs musical range, influence and depth. Whilst wrote Blues fans would be wise not to overlook.Sena Ehrhardts third release furthers her ascendance to blues elite status.
Grammy Award winning producer, David Z, whos worked with Prince, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Neneh Cherry and Kenny Wayne Shepherd allowed Ehrhardt to flourish in the studio.
Whether working in conjunction with pals including Harry Manx (three albums) and The Sisters Euclid (five albums), on his own (seven and more releases), or as a sideman, Breit always brings something engaging and frankly unique to his recorded appearances.
Blues, jazz, roots, and folk, Breit has demonstrated he can turn his hands and ears to every type of music.
Always a sucker for a bit of Yakety Sax (or yakety axe), I Got Em Too is a favoured romp.
However, other pieces appear little more than excuse for playful song titles as evidenced by Cozy With Rosy and Zing Zong Song, which initially borrows from theme, before sliding into Los Straitjackets territory. None of which diminishes the obvious skill and artistry Breit possesses, nor the encompassing appeal of this recording. Earl has worked with his band The Broadcasters for almost 30 years. This album is dedicated to the memory of long-time Broadcaster bass player Jim Mouradian.