Jean-Jacques Milteau ‘Blues’ (3rd Emarcy)

Parisian harmonica player J.J. Milteau brings in Gil Scott-Heron, Terry Callier and N’Dambi to produce a varied release that brings a whole new perspective to any thoughts you might previously of the harmonica. J.J.Milteau is a musical explorer, this time he¹s heading for the land of soul ‘The Lonely Knows’ with its opening of harmonica straight out of a western glides into N’Dambi’s soulful blues while ‘Some Kind Of Pressure’ with Terry Callier has your man getting dirty with the blues. Lou Donaldson’s ‘Turtle Walk’ features some tasty baritone from Howard Johnson whilst Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘Home Is Where The Hatred is’ works just right with Gil’s vocals bouncing off J.J.’s flowing harmonica breaks. Very good.

Graham Radley