Jake Mason - Stranger In The MirrorSoul Messin
Jake Mason previously occupied the Organ chair for the funk group Cookin' On 3 Burners steps out on his own with his full length debut. "Stranger In The Mirror" is a blues rooted soul jazz Organ trio made famously by stalwarts such as Jimmy Smith and Jack Mc Duff. The ten track disc is filled primarily with laid back swaying soul grooves but some tasty funky numbers as well. Mason and company dial it up on the hot buttered track "Rib Eye". Guitarist James Sherlock stretches out but leaves room for guest saxophonist Paul Williamson to shine. They ease up on the gas with the burnin ballad "People Two & One". They close out with the toe tappin' "Candy Smack", ensuring that everyone's having a groovin' good time. This trio has played together for more than 20 years and are having as much fun as ever. You're certain to enjoy the ride as well.
Reg Dancy, 06/18