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The long overdue blues album from John Mayer...
on November 27, 2005
I have been waiting for this album for years! When I first heard John Mayer's last live album "Any Given Thursday" I had no idea that he was such a stellar blues guitar player, but I was confused as to why he would keep writing such boring acoustic pop songs. But now...it's here! Try! is a fantastic album and is a reminder of why the power trio is such a legendary setup of musicians. John Mayer has really come into his own and has developed a lead guitar sound that sounds like something between Stevie Ray Vaughn and B.B. King and a rhythym guitar that sounds like Jimi Hendrix. The song selection is quite varied and includes a good mix of covers and originals with the originals really showing off Mayer's song writing talents and the covers including Jimi Hendrix and Ray Charles. But the guitar player is only as great as the band who pushes him and what a band Mayer has. Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino are both veteran session musicians and, to put it mildly, they really know what they're doing. Steve Jordan is an incredibly funky drummer and Pino Palladino has the cool, laid back demeanor of a jazz player. With these two musicians behind Mayer, magic and inspiration are everywhere to be found. Overall, an extemely good album that reminds you of the feelings and virtuosity of the late 60's power trios. Go buy this now and get used to the new John Mayer!