Mick Taylor has finally returned, 20 years after his last studio album. It was worth the wait. This is a great CD! On "Stone's Throw" you get a mix of rock, blues , with a hint of jazz thrown in. What really makes this album work are the great arrangements, with generous amounts of hammond organ, piano, Taylor's impeccable slide guitar work, and some excellent songwriting. It all makes this CD irresistable. Eight of the ten songs here are originals. One of the two covers is a nice and wicked reworking of Bob Dylan's BLIND WILLIE MCTELL, which ends the album. Most of the tunes on here clock in at 6 minutes or more. With this album though, that's a good thing. It's easy to get lost in the groove of many of these songs, especially the jazzy LOST IN THE DESERT and MORNING COMES. The Chicago blues come out on BLUES IN THE MORNING. Taylor also shows his rock chops on two of my favorites, the sizzling TWISTED SISTER, and LATE AT NIGHT. Even though Taylor doesn't have a great singing voice, it fits very well within the framework of his music. He knows what works and how to utilize his talents where they work best. There's not very many musicians out there who can do it this well. This is a work of a seasoned veteran who's resume includes John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones, who were the worlds greatest rock and roll band BEFORE Mick Taylor left the band. If you don't believe this guy had a big impact on the Stones, check out his credits on "Let It Bleed", "Sticky Fingers", their best album "Exile On Main Street", or "It's Only Rock And Roll", which produced their best guitar song TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE". As for "Stone's Throw", it's like fine wine. It just keeps getting better and better with time. The more I listen to it, the more I like it. I just hope I don't have to wait another 20 years for his next album. This guy is too good a musician to let his talents go to waste. I have a feelin' though, that Mick's back!