Allan Thomas : Deep Water Ė CD;BlackBamboo Records;BBR215
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Allan Thomas is already active in the music scene since 1966 and has worked with of the biggest names around. Many artists open shows for big names in their lives, but seldom they are asked to co tribute to albums of those they opened. For Allan Thomas things are different. He did not only opened for the Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Weather Report, Richie Havens, Taj Mahal, and elder blues men Bukka White and Arthur Cruddup but he worked also with some of them. Especially with Cannonball Adderly things workes out quite well and as a result he was asked to contribute on the Cannonball Adderley Quintet song 'Behold', which appeared on the groups 'Soul Of The Bible' concept album.

Allan Thomas has always been busy working for and with others, but in his long carreer he hasnít got much time to make recordings himself. Deep Water is only his fourth album featuring long time pals David Crosby & Graham Nash. Furhtermore the record also features members of the Bonnie Raitt, Neil Young, Van Morrison, James Taylor, CSN, and the Yellowjackets bands.

Brought to you in laid back style crossing borders between Americana & Jazz, Deep Water gives us some nice songs like the title track Deep Water, The Longest Ride (featuring Crosby & Nash) and Homegrown. Not for the lovers of common Americana & Roots Related music, but if you dig something different, you might find it on this record.

Mr Blue Boogie.

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