The Steve Miller Band meets its Forebears
Jazz Hermit | Tucson, AZ United States | 07/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this because I had heard Steve Miller sing "God Bless The Child" as part of a Les Paul tribute and wanted a copy of that tune. The rest of this CD has been a very pleasant surprise. It's hard to categorize because while it is filled with standards and has a lot of jazz DNA it is also unmistakably the Steve Miller Band harmonies and all. So; if you like old standards and you like the classic rock of the Steve Miller Band you may well love this CD. The guitar solos are reminiscent of Larry Carlton's work with Donald Fagan (post Steely Dan) and in spots I felt more than a twinge of Steely Dan nostalgia while I was listening.
Rather than try to categorize this CD I would suggest that you listen to the samples and if you like what you hear climb aboard the Steve Miller Band's Pegasus and take a ride to a very different destination and a different time."
Just too bland
Stacky61 | Sydney Aust | 07/16/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Bought this thinking it would be nice to hear Steve do some blues inflected jazz, but it's just way too mellow and bland. I'd call it "muzak". Yes the musicianship and production are first rate and Steve runs through a few very watered down T-Bone licks here and there, but I was disappointed. It's good background music, but not something you's put on the CD player to sit down and specifically listen to. Use it as background music at your next dinner party."