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Why is JJ Milteau’s latest CD a marvel?
Demonstrated in 10 bonuses:

JJ Milteau has reached a climax in his art ;

– The desire to share his playing radiates from every track ;

– The discourse is held together by a double outcome: the notes are sculpted,
the narration flows like a waterfall. He sounds like he’s playing slide guitar.

JJ Milteau has become a master of the blues genre.
His playing is nourished by hard work, knowledge, potential and experience.

Milteau‘s repertoire is versatile (country; folk; rural blues; rock; pop; electric blues). A triumph of Americana!

– Not only is his style adaptable to any genre, but the artist goes even further. In Sunshine of your Love (Clapton), he imagines a new solo attack (in place of Eric Clapton’s legendary one). It was a daring move…

– The meaning of the lyrics is not insignificant in the selection of titles (the CD opens with Bob Dylan’s Maggie’s Farm). 

– Four singers join Milteau on the songs (Carlton Moody is sublime on Angel from Montgomery and Rainy Night in GeorgiaHarrison Kennedy transfigures Chain of FoolsMike Andersen shines in Sunshine of your LoveMichael Robinson hands out the gifts with New Key to the Highway, and Love the One You’re With, the Stephen Stills gem).

JJ Milteau achieves the impossible: a solo on Rainy Night in Georgia, the Tony Joe White composition immortalized by Otis Rush. Even Otis didn’t dare launch into a chorus….

– Finally, the ultimate in perfection, JJ declares himself ready to tour with his band. In the realm of GOOD NEWS, that’s what I’m talking about. Visit his site.

Line Up: 

Mike Andersen, Harrison Kennedy, Carlton Moody, Michael Robinson: vocals
JJ Milteau: harmonicas 
Johan Dalgaard: Wurlitzer, B3, Clavinet 
Laurent Vernerey: double bass
David Donatien: percussions
:Raphaël Chassin: drums 
Toma Milteau: drums

Key To The Highway was released by the label Dixiefrog on March 29, 2024.

The album is a “Hit Couleurs Jazz“. It is selected in the Couleurs Blues – program on Couleurs Jazz Radio every Saturday, from 06:00PM to 08:00PM, Paris time.

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