"Jeff Jolly's Pizza" is the latest CD from Jeff Jolly who performs and writes most of his own music with a wide ranging style. This CD has bits of horns, gospel, Bruce Springteen, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan influences along with just plain fun party music.
Some samples from the CD are:
'Beneath The Sun' opens up with guitar work straight out of a spagetti western and continues with the cowboy theme in its lyrics and sounds. I really like this one.
'Curse & a Blessing' uses acoustic slide guitar with and a vocal that sounds a bit like Bob Dylan mixed with Leo Kottke.
'Piece by Peace' sounds like basic country, with acoustic guitar and piano mixed together.
'What' has a 60's folk rock type of sound and would have fit perfectly into that eras radio song list.
'Hard Times' has a definate "Eagles" influence in style of beat and lyrics.
'Summertime in Brooklyn' has a strong horn section and has a strong Bruce Springsteen type of sound.
The last song on the CD along with a narritive that preceeds it ('The Story Of....) is 'She Only Loves Me When She's Drunk' is a straight party song with no major production and sounds like it was recorded totally acoustically on a porch with the band just relaxing and having a great time. This mixes bits of acoustic guitar, bluegrass, violin and guys laughing and having fun to great effect. This is just a great party song and is actually one of my favorite songs on the CD. It's just fun and I can see everyone singing along with this song in any bar or club that Jeff Jolly might be playing at.
Bottom Line: A wide ranging musical selection, with some extra fun thrown in. I give it three stars out of five.
Guitar and vocals - Jeff Jollly
Bass - David Fairchild
Drums - Ron Simasek
Horns - Uptown Horns
Fiddle - Joe Craven
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