One of al kooper's project
bertine_live | 06/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this is my favorite 60s album. Some of the sweetest, purest blues+jazz, extroverted jazz side of Al Kooper work's. His (Al Kooper)electric piano work is so great .The flute section of flute thing is fantastic. The blues project is very likely the most versatile, trail-blazing electric band. The five member of the blues project are creating a distinctive & sometimes almost mesmeric style...."
It's a combo album.
D. R Hayes | Clermont, FL. United States | 08/12/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is so typical of the 60's where you have a combo live and studio album. The Project by this time were ready to disband. Al Kooper and Steve Katz would go onto form Blood Sweat and Tears, and Danny Kalb would do some jamming around before forming Seatrain. The egos and the different music influences did them in. As Kooper would go onto say the only thing they had in common was that they were all Jewish. Kooper was a veteran of music already starting in the business when he was 15, and scoring with "Short Shorts" in 1958, and then went onto be part of Bob Dylan's band of studio musicians. He was the Rock and Roller, Danny Kalb was strictly blues, Steve Katz was the folk musician, and the keyboard player was into classical music while the drummer was a jazz addict. Thier breed of music was strictly underground where some songs got recognition, but it would take "No Time Like The Right Time" to become thier lone hit song. They did gain some airplay with the FM side with "Wake Me Shake Me", "I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes", and the legendary "Flute Thing". This was an album to be freed from thier recording contract, but it's done up rather well. There's some very good sounds with an electric version of "Flute Thing", and I also like "Where There's Smoke There's Fire" with some showy organ playing by Kooper. Unfortunately as a group they couldn't gell, but by themselves the individual talents shined forth. With reunions in 1973,1976, and 1981 we may have a chance to hear what more they had to offer again soon."
A very unique album
DJ | Pennsylvania | 12/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I first acquired this album at a used record store in 1985 for $1.00, I did not appreciate it at all. However now that I am older I can see the talent and versatility this band offered. I paid a lot more for the CD then I did for the album. It was well worth it. Very bluesy and jazzy. One of my favorites"