One of the best Blues albums... period.
by Joe Jacobs
I find I keep going back to this one over and over every few months and it never wears out when it comes to being solidly entertaining.
Here is a case where HDCD really shows off. When you put a little energy in the speakers, it's like Mr. Spann is right there in your living room. When he pounds his foot on the floor keeping time, you feel it. Man, is it realistic! And that's the idea in better quality audio reproduction, isn't it? To FEEL the artist in a more personal way than just simply hearing the music?
This disc delivers that experience like very few I own. Performance and sonics both rate 5 Stars minimum.
The style of the music is that smooth, Bluesy, rhythmic driving beat that can be the feature instrument or drive a band along with it. When you listen to Muddy Waters on an electric guitar, it's pretty easy to understand why he liked Otis Spann as his piano player.
Throw this one on, turn it up and I'm betting that you'll like Mr. Spann as your piano player,too...