Sunday, September 28, 2014

CD Review: Guitarist Jimmy McIntosh And AC Myles Look To Break Out With New Albums

Las Vegas guitarist Jimmy McIntosh returns with his second full-length album entitled "Jimmy McIntosh And ..." It features McIntosh performing along side some very elite company, including Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones), John Scofield, Mike Stern, Ivan Neville and others. The album really allows McIntosh to showcase his potential in a number of different musical genres. Beginning with the all too short "Slow Blues," which has McIntosh trading licks with Wood on a jam that you wish would just keep going. It gets better with the funk fueled sound of "The Logue" as McIntosh's guitar licks and Ivan Neville's organ gives each other a boost on this six-minute barn burner. The duel guitars of McIntosh and Scofield give a little extra soul to "Letsco, "but its the eight-minute "PM Blues" that carries a much welcomed jazziness to the album. Saxophonist Albert Wing is given the opening spotlight on the Ronnie Wood original "I Gotta See" and also showcases his skills on the cover of Keith Richards' "Demon." Jimmy McIntosh returns to the blues with a cover of Robert Johnson's "32 20 Blues," before exploding with Mike Stern on the progressive rock feel of "Back2Cali." The album finishes like it began with McIntosh and Ronnie Wood jamming on a song called "Fast Blues." To find out more about this release, please visit

From California comes the latest studio offering from blues singer/guitarist AC Myles entitled "Reconsider Me." The album mixes Myles mature renditions of some classic blues numbers with a few original tunes to showcase his full-potential. The album was recorded and produced by Kid Anderson (Charlie Musselwhite, Elvin Bishop) who also lends a hand on the album. The new eleven song release begins with the seventies rhythm and blues feel of Fenton Robinson's "You Don't Know What Love," which allows Myles to flex his vocals. Then things begin to heat up with the blues guitar solos of "Do You Read Me" and the classic country blues of Johnny Adams' "Reconsider Me" as Myles showcases every side of his talents for performing. He plugs in for the rip rocking, pulsating rush of the original "Livin' A Lie," then turns to the blues of "Death Bed Blues" that shows his talent for songwriting. The album closes with a funky version of Fats Domino's "Blue Monday." To find out more about AC Myles and his new album "Reconsider Me," please visit

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