“This is a sensational record for anybody who wants to play the blues, especially swing-style blues. It’s all instrumental, and BB and his band sound absolutely fantastic.
“It reminds me of the Count Basie Orchestra in that it’s really smooth, and the horns are so in the pocket. BB’s guitar playing fits into the scheme of things so well. He doesn’t ever repeat the same thing, which is pretty remarkable. Every note and solo is unique; there’s so many ideas that he brings out, and his bends and pulls are just spot on.
“What’s more – you can hear so much love coming from BB’s guitar playing. Everything he does, pure love just pours right out of him. When we did the True Love record, I tried to pattern some of my playing after what BB does here. I listen to this record all the time. It’s a fantastic Sunday mornings album – even my kids love it.”