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5.0 out of 5 stars
It Works!, 16 Sept. 2011
I feared the worst when I heard that Wynton Marsalis had made a live album with Eric Clapton. First Willie Nelson and Norah Jones and now Eric. What next? Wynton and Jedward?
But hats off to them - this is a great album. A future classic.
So often these kinds of collaborations tend to be a bit of a let down with neither musician feeling truly comfortable but this feels right. Marsalis has arranged the songs in a way that lets Clapton be himself. Fans of the guitarist won't be let down. He doesn't try to play Jazz - he's true to himself. In fact, he raises his game. His simple, restrained solo in Joe Turner's Blues is one of the greatest I've heard him play. Marsalis is Marsalis - a genius of our time. What more can be said?
Great value. I was pleasantly surprised to find the bonus DVD that comes with CD is pretty much the entire concert.