152

Big Joe and the Dynaflows: I'm Still Swingin'

By
Published:
Views: 2,577
Big Joe Maher claims Louis Jordan as his main influence, but Maher's style is more reminiscent of my favorite blues singer of all time, Big Joe Turner. Like the original Big Joe, this Big Joe covers tunes that rock and swing simultaneously. Moreover, the Dynaflows are far more capable than most of the younger, more popular swing bands. I'm Still Swingin' has a New Orleans flavor as four of these 14 tunes were written by David Bartholomew. With a great bluesy horn section led by Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff, pumping piano played by Kevin McKendree, and a raucous rhythm section anchored by Big Joe on the skins, the Dynaflows swing out in fine style.

| Record Label: Severn Records | Style: Blues


Shop For Jazz

CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
Buddy Guy Buddy Guy
guitar, electric
Louis Jordan Louis Jordan
sax, alto
Big Joe Turner Big Joe Turner
vocalist
Jay McShann Jay McShann
piano
William Clarke
harmonica
Otis Rush Otis Rush
guitar, electric
Tab Benoit Tab Benoit
guitar, electric

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google banner ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Fund All About Jazz's Future