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Blues Magazine album reviews

Format: CD/LP/Digital / Label: TAB Records
Release Date: April 26, 2019
Text by Peter Marinus (English Google translation... )

Guitarist Tino Izzo is quite a big name in Canada. He has already released many a solo album with a combination of pop and rock. He also composed, produced and played on albums by artists such as Céline Dion. And he has now returned to the blues under the name Izzo Blues Coalition . And all blues rock lovers are guaranteed to be very cheerful because the debut album is full of rock hard, clearly inspired by Jimi Hendrix blues rock. Tino is assisted on the album by drummer Bob Telaro, who knows how to handle both funky grooves and log-pumping blues rock effortlessly. Tino himself plays bass guitar and guest bass player Momo (Michael Laredo) on Overkill and Like You Do. Immediately the band hits the ground in the funky Overkill. A buesrock song in the grooving street of Chris Duarte, full of moaning and screaming guitar work. Ship's Going Down is then clearly a Hendrix-inspired hard languid shuffle in which Tino's distorted vocals appear psychedelic. This song has some "Manic Depression" traits. With great ease, Tino hurls out the most fast and hard-scorching guitar licks. In the angular funky Like You Do , the Hendrix sound is mixed with the funky sound of Living Color with, again, almost whispered, psychedelic vocals. The fiercely buzzing and pounding Tell It Like It Isis a boogie that sounds like a bluesy version of Marc Bolan's T.Rex. In the lazy funky blues Complicated Man switch effortlessly from jazzy licks to flaming bluesy Hendrix guitar work. Mercy is a pumping up-tempo rocker on which also nice funky grooves are spread. A kind of funky "Spanisch Castle Magic" is the result. The boogie then strikes again in No Sugar . Raw and soggy in the best ZZ Top tradition with cutting guitar work. The Measure Of A Man is the ballad of this album. A ballad in an "Angel" (Hendrix) style with heavenly howling guitar work. Full gas is then played in Pork Chops N'Apple Sauce.An instrumental song with wildly pounding drums and rancid guitar work. The album ends with the hilarious cover of the KC & The Sunshine Band song That's The Way, which here sounds like a wonderfully funky blues rocker. "That's The Way I Like It Ah Ha Ah Ha" ... .. Actually !!! This Izzo Blues Coalition album will be cheered on by the fans of the hard blues guitar work. An album without mistakes, with only smashing guitar work!

TReview by Montreal Blues Society by Claude Côté 

Blues Magazine album reviews

Format: CD/LP/Digital / Label: TAB Records
Release Date: April 26, 2019
Text by Peter Marinus (English Google translation)

Guitarist Tino Izzo is quite a big name in Canada. He has already released many a solo album with a combination of pop and rock. He also composed, produced and played on albums by artists such as Céline Dion. And he has now returned to the blues under the name Izzo Blues Coalition . And all blues rock lovers are guaranteed to be very cheerful because the debut album is full of rock hard, clearly inspired by Jimi Hendrix blues rock. Tino is assisted on the album by drummer Bob Telaro, who knows how to handle both funky grooves and log-pumping blues rock effortlessly. Tino himself plays bass guitar and guest bass player Momo (Michael Laredo) on Overkill and Like You Do. Immediately the band hits the ground in the funky Overkill. A buesrock song in the grooving street of Chris Duarte, full of moaning and screaming guitar work. Ship's Going Down is then clearly a Hendrix-inspired hard languid shuffle in which Tino's distorted vocals appear psychedelic. This song has some "Manic Depression" traits. With great ease, Tino hurls out the most fast and hard-scorching guitar licks. In the angular funky Like You Do , the Hendrix sound is mixed with the funky sound of Living Color with, again, almost whispered, psychedelic vocals. The fiercely buzzing and pounding Tell It Like It Isis a boogie that sounds like a bluesy version of Marc Bolan's T.Rex. In the lazy funky blues Complicated Man switch effortlessly from jazzy licks to flaming bluesy Hendrix guitar work. Mercy is a pumping up-tempo rocker on which also nice funky grooves are spread. A kind of funky "Spanisch Castle Magic" is the result. The boogie then strikes again in No Sugar . Raw and soggy in the best ZZ Top tradition with cutting guitar work. The Measure Of A Man is the ballad of this album. A ballad in an "Angel" (Hendrix) style with heavenly howling guitar work. Full gas is then played in Pork Chops N'Apple Sauce.An instrumental song with wildly pounding drums and rancid guitar work. The album ends with the hilarious cover of the KC & The Sunshine Band song That's The Way, which here sounds like a wonderfully funky blues rocker. "That's The Way I Like It Ah Ha Ah Ha" ... .. Actually !!! This Izzo Blues Coalition album will be cheered on by the fans of the hard blues guitar work. An album without mistakes, with only smashing guitar work!

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