The Bruce Katz Band performs a dozen tunes with special guest Mighty Sam McClain joining in for vocals on the tracks "Jackalope Bar-B-Q" and "I'm Gonna Love You".
Bruce Katz can play 'soul-jazz' on the Hammond B3 as easily as he plays 1930's style stride piano or the meanest slow blues. He is able to create his own style of instrumental music from blues, jazz, rock, soul and Americana.
Bruce has the honor of being nominated in 2008, 2009, and 2010 for the Blues Music Award for "Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year", selected by the Blues Foundation.
The tracks on this pure analog recording were recorded live direct to two track using Studer A-80 2Track. It was mastered utilizing JVC K2-24bit AD Converter with Digital K2, Rubidium clock.
"Katz cooks up a brilliant marriage of blues, jazz, gospel and soul." - Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times
"He can play jazz, blues, Bach, anything. Man, he's a heavy!" - Gregg Allman
Pure analog recording
Tracks recorded live direct to two track
Mastered using JVC K2-24bit AD Converter w/Digital K2,Rubidium clock
Mastered by Tohru Kotetsu at JVC Mastering Center, Japan, January 19, 2010
Master Music 24-bit Super Analog, Original Analog Recording
Bruce Katz, piano, Hammond B-3
Julien Kasper, guitar
Tom Hall, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
Mark Poniatowski, bass
Ralph Rosen, drums
Mike Costello, harmonica
Mighty Sam McClain, vocal (8,10)
|2. Night Of Joy|
|3. Hanging On the Cross|
|4. Norton's Boogie|
|5. Mississippi Moan|
|6. In the Garden (Traditional) for Lee|
|7. Elmore's Glue|
|8. Jackalope Bar-B-Q|
|9. The Prowler|
|10. I'm Gonna Love You|
|11. Compared to What|
|12. Praise House|
Total playing time, 56:38
Produced by Joe Harley and recorded by Michael C. Ross at Bearsville Studio, Woodstock, NY, June 20 and 21, 1997.