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Bees Deluxe is an anything-but-basic blues band. They are hell-bent on a mission to drag the electric-analog blues of Chicago in the 60’s, the Blue Note catalog and the funk of New Orleans into the 21st century. The band has won audiences from Maine to the Mississippi with their arresting and highly danceable originals and their innovative interpretation of less-travelled tunes by artists like Etta James, Joe Zawinul, J.B. Lenoir, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Albert Collins and the three Kings. “...what might happen if Freddie King took a lot of acid then wrote a song with Pat Metheny and asked a strung-out Stevie Ray Vaughan to take a solo” — Blues Blast Magazine The four-piece band is spearheaded by the dual-frontline of British guitar monster Conrad Warre and Carol Band on keyboards, harmonica & vocals


Blue Chicago Blues

Label: Not Two Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: 1. Truth In The Abstract Blues; 2. Cerulean Mood Swing; 3. Requiem for an Empty Heart; 4. I Love You Too Little Baby; 5. The Shape of Blues to Come; 6. Legend of the Three Blind Moose.

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Joe McPhee - Ingebrigt Håker Flaten: Blue Chicago Blues

Read "Blue Chicago Blues" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Da quando, negli anni Settanta, la Hat Hut gli dedicò un'imponente serie di LP (portandolo, ultratrentenne, alla ribalta internazionale), fino alla riapparizione in questi ultimi anni su varie etichette, Joe McPhee è stato un personaggio per lo più appartato con una voce personale che si è espresso soprattutto come strumentista, convinto e originale. Il suo sax, ...


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Joe McPhee / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: Blue Chicago Blues

Read "Blue Chicago Blues" reviewed by John Sharpe

Multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee has demonstrated a particular affinity for the string bass. Among his discography are multiple duets with Dominic Duval and Michael Bisio, and even a double-disc set with four bassists, Angels, Devils And Haints (CJR, 2008). Now, Blue Chicago Blues can be added to that esteemed catalogue, from a 2007 session recorded in the ...


Blue Chicago Blues

Label: NotTwo Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: Truth In The Abstract Blues; Cerulean Mood Swing; Requiem For An Empty Heart; I Love You Too Little Baby; The Shape Of Blues To Come; Legend Of The Three Blind Moose.


Article: Album Review

Joe McPhee / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: Blue Chicago Blues

Read "Blue Chicago Blues" reviewed by Troy Collins

Multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee has long favored intimate performing situations that highlight the subtle nuances of timbre, volume and dynamics, confirmed by an extensive discography comprising solo, duo and trio recordings. His duet with Norwegian bassist Ingebrigt Haker Flaten (Atomic, Scorch Trio, The Thing) on Blue Chicago Blues is a prime example of the sort of spare ...


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Joe McPhee / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: Blue Chicago Blues

Read "Blue Chicago Blues" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The pairing of saxophonist Joe McPhee and bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten seemed inevitable. Both the US-born McPhee and Norwegian Håker Flaten have worked in the same circle of players for years. The Ken Vandermark (Chicago) and Mats Gustafsson (Swedish) connections have made their services valued in varying bands.This meeting, in Chicago 2007, is a ...


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