Album review

JJ Cale - In Session

Playing live is the natural habitat of the Tulsa king of laid-back boogie, yet surprisingly we've never had a live album from JJ Cale. Then last year, Classic Pictures released on DVD a long-lost film of a live session recorded in Los Angeles in 1979. Now comes the audio version, as Cale shuffles his way through 20 songs, including "Cocaine", "Crazy Mama", "After Midnight" and "Call Me The Breeze". Leon Russell, that other pillar of the Tulsa sound, guests on keyboards. Cale's voice and guitar are immaculately understated and it's a joy to hear musicians who know how to roll as well as how to rock.

Rating: 3 / 10


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