BLUE HEAT One Day Too Long

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BLUE HEAT One Day Too Long.

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Blue Heat One Day Too Long

Blue Heat is producing a sound that is full of rhythm and horns creating a sound that is as hot as the Australian sun they play under; it is no wonder they are winning awards since their debut gig way back in 1991 at Ballarat Blues Festival. They produce a big band blues sound that is full of swing, energy and echoes of Satchmo’s be bop and all that jazz. There is a live feel about the music and there is a fluidity that this is as they want to play, it has a natural delivery and never over rehearsed. This feel is probably a reflection that the album was recorded in an improvised studio at Brad Harrison’s family home keeping the music real. The album gets on the road to take you on a musical blues trip Aussie style with Eatin’ Me Up with some wonderful trombone and saxophone courtesy Paul Lemke and Brad Harrison respectively and the driving drumming from Barry Galbraith sets the pace and the whole sound is infectious, reminding me of sunny days just what I needed as the snow fell outside on a grey January day in the U.K. Traded In halfway through the album is full of the blues groove and I wouldn’t while listening to the album trade it in for anything else the vocals are fab and the music is just fine. Chicken Shop an instrumental that has a heavy bass driven sound thanks to Graeme Galbraith that has a twist of funk. Closing with Forgiveness once again we have powerful vocals from and Marco Goldsmith’s guitar work that has been so strong throughout the album, Blue Heat needs no forgiving while they produce albums of this quality. One Day Too Long, is the bands third album and it is definitely not too long as the sparkling gems of musical phrasing for the listener to relish are scattered throughout every track on this album

LIZ AIKEN