Notes from "Jumpin'
At Shadows"

  This is my third full length recording and I am very proud of it. I am very happy to have some special guests on it which I will make mention of in the following paragraphs.
  "Magic" Dave Therault, makes his recording debut here. He is a pioneer in developing a style for playing jazz standards on a diatonic harmonica, an approach rarely heard.He handles traditional Blues harp as well as advanced jazz-like melodic styles with equal facility.
  For an example of Therault more fully exploiting the traditional "tongue block" technique pioneered by early Delta and Chicago harmonica masters to get his B-3 style, give a listen to "Pick Up the Pieces"  and the title track, "Jumpin' at Shadows."

      I want to emphasize the fact that no keyboards were used on this recording!
  Guitar wizard Brian "Hash Brown" Calway also lends a hand here with his distinctive style.  Calway hails from Dallas, Texas, where he is a major kingpin in the local and regional Blues scene. He can be heard most notably on "She Can't Not Be Satisfied"  and "I am a Loner."
  I consider Calway to be an expert in many styles of Blues and was really excited when he agreed to appear in the studio with us.
  Hash Brown's bassist Terry Montgomery also did me the honor of appearing for this recording.  He is one of Dallas' best and one of my personal favorites. I wish to thank all the musicians that helped me make this fun and fine recording.
  I usually record only my own original material as I have over 100 songs to my credit. However, Eddie Kirkland has been a big influence and inspiration to me and so I felt very much inclined to do two of his songs here also.
  In addition to various tunings on this recording I also used both right and left handed guitars, something which no body else in the Blues business does that I know of.  This enables me to cover a wide variety of styles from Muddy Waters and Albert King to Buddy Guy and I owe all these pioneers a great debt.
  I want to thank Connie and Ken, Yoko, Hash Brown, Bobby Arnold, Magic Dave, Albert King, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and all my fans and friends all over the world for giving me moral, financial and spiritual support. Thank you.

Review from Blues Alive - Tokyo's Blues Source

"This is L.A. Jones' third release and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. In fact I was so impressed with this record that I am currently looking for his other two releases. L.A. Jones takes no hostages in bringing out the blues with a style and sound that would be hard to imitate. This CD is recommended for blues fans no matter what your taste may be. L.A. Jones is jumping allright, but not at shadows. He's jumping at bringing blues to the next level.
E.A. Stauffer editor and publisher, Blues Alive, Tokyo's Blues Source

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