“The follow-up is more of a follow-on; it sounds like they just continued with what they were doing, picking up the dialogue. Which isn’t a bad thing at all – what they started on the first album is enough for a career.
Jerry’s Breakdown is a classic, as is Chet’s solo on it. Nobody was playing like that in those days. It’s a cross between a piano player and a banjo player. Throw in a little Fats Waller and Ray Charles, and you’ve got Jerry Reed.
“The other thing I like about these two albums is the engineering. If you listen to them on headphones, everything sounds in its place. You can’t hear any EQ. All you hear are the instruments being played, and they sound totally natural.”