Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Essential for the collection
J. Johnson | Manassas, VA | 02/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD came out when Jesse was at the height of his creative powers. He was tourning as opening act of the 1974 CSNY reunion tour (and by most reviews playing better than the headliners) and producing some of the best music coming out of northern california. Mining some of the same jazz influenced ground as Van Morrison, he merged the singer songwriter with light jazz.
This disc is a followup to Song for Juli. While Juli may have been a little stronger overall, here Jesse takes a few more chances. California child opens with a bit of bright cali-pop breaking immediately into the moodiness of Grey Day. The title tune is a feel god anthem, mining the same spiritual territory as Get Together.
Arguaby Jesse had a five year run of creativity that anyone would be proud of. This is the peak of that period. Highly recommended. This goes in and out of print, so get it while it's available"
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Amazing that no one else has entered a review for this CD. One track alone is as good as anything Jesse ever did. "Grey Day" is a lilting journey into a state of mind that can strongly evoke the feeling of being in the woods, in the fog and rain, with senses saturated, surrounded by the elements and the natural high of being in the moment,caught up in nature's dance. The haunting lyrics will stay with you and take you out of yourself for a while with the flute accompaniment. The tract is long because it evolves into a jazz set only to return to you to earth with an expanded mind. Too bad a shorter version of this tract hasn't been produced or remixed a "greatest hits" songlist. Buy this CD!"Lightshine", the title tract,is also a well known and positive keeper from Jesse (the human songbird) as well. Plenty of poetry on this one."