Soul Blue 7
The seventh Al Basile CD follows two releases which made #14 on the Living Blues charts in 2006 and 2008. Soul Blue 7 adds trombonist Carl Querfurth to the horn section while keeping the rhythm section intact from The Tinge and featuring guest spots from Sax Gordon Beadle on tenor and Sugar Ray Norcia on harp. This time the music centers around soul blues and swing, with lots of cornet solos from Al. There’s even a foray into blues reggae, and Al’s version of his tune “This Dream” which producer/guitarist Duke Robillard has recorded twice himself over the years.