Canada - Full Moon 205 - 05/25/13
Head Bone Gumbo
Jude Davison has released several albums, which have all been good. For his new effort he's set texts by Blake Parker to music, as a tribute to the now departed writer.
"Death of a Little Bird" is a jazzy, somewhat Tom Waitsy song where the words are sharp and acute. "Old Trombone" is a blues-tinged song, which tells a tall tale in
a very intriguing way. "Eliza Lou" is a dreamy song where Davison recalls a country singer in the best possible way. "You'll Wear a Red Hat" is a hopeful closer with a
beautifully evocative mood. Davison's gift for making well-worn things seem relevant is intact. It's a wonderful album and a good tribute to Blake Parker.
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