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Blues Delight – Working On It | Album Review

Blues Delight – Working On It
Blues Del Records – BLUCD-9016
12 songs – 48 minutes

by MARTY GUNTHER. Blues Delight is five-piece ensemble of veteran musicians under the direction of producer Vincent Beaulne from Montreal, Canada. They deliver this package of all-original, modern blues with gusto and sensibility, throwing in a taste of jazz good measure. Formed about five years ago with two previous CDs to their credit, the band consists of Beaulne, the artistic director of Montreal’s International Jazz Festival Blues Camp, on lead guitar and vocals with Laurent Trudel switching off among guitar, harmonica, violin and vocals, longtime Montreal jazz mainstay Dave Turner on alto and baritone sax, Gilles Schetagne on drums and Marco Desgagne on bass. Carmelle Brodeur-Gauvin and Laurence Lafond-Beaulne add backing vocals. Their presentation finds a nice, comfortable pocket from the jump and swings steadily throughout. READ MORE