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Jim Liban & Joel Paterson Trio ((USA))

Jim Liban & Joel Paterson Trio

Kl. 22.00 / entré 80,-

Denne unikke Chicago trio spiller amerikansk musik når det er bedst, rockabilly, hot jazz, western swing, klassisk blues og alt derimellem.
De har lige udgivet et nyt album si samarbejde med mundharpelegenden Jim Liban - han er også med denne lørdag aften.
Det bedste fra 30'erne, 40'erne and 50'erne.
Det er bare med at få kridtet skoene - det blir vildt.

“I Say What I Mean” is the latest release from
Chicago-based blues and roots label, Ventrella Records. Produced by Joel Paterson and recorded in Chicago at Jimmy Sutton’s Hi-Style Studio, the album showcases new arrangements of original Jim Liban songs from many stages of his long and storied career in the blues.
The album features Jim Liban on vocals and harmonica, Joel Paterson on guitar, Beau Sample on bass, plus Alex Hall, Mark Haines and Matt Liban on drums. In the mid ‘90s, Joel Paterson played guitar in The Jim Liban Blues Combo, getting his start on the blues scene.
On “I Say What I Mean,” Paterson reunites with one of his first heroes and musical influences.
Jim Liban is a consummate harmonica player, singer, entertainer, songwriter and blues historian.
The Milwaukee native has been in the music business for nearly fifty years.
As a teenager in the mid ‘60s, Jim became obsessed with the blues. Too young to get into clubs, he started making trips to Maxwell Street in Chicago to see the music up close and in person.
He started sitting in with blues legends at the Avant Garde coffeehouse in Milwaukee, playing sets with the likes of Big Joe Williams, Sleepy John Estes, Arthur Crudup, and Big Walter Horton.
In 1968, Jim’s band, The New Blues, moved to San Francisco to be in the thick of the music scene.
They crashed at Steve Miller’s pad to get a start, changed their name to A.B. Skhy, and were soon opening up for the big rock acts of the day. One night at The Whisky a Go Go in LA, Jimi Hendrix sat in and jammed with them for a few songs. Jim Liban remembers, “going eyeball to eyeball” with the guitar icon while trading licks on “Hoochie Coochie Man.” After a mention about them from Hendrix in Billboard Magazine, A.B. Skhy got a contract from MGM Records. During recording, Jim became disenchanted with
the psychedelic direction they were taking, and walked out of the sessions to move back to Milwaukee. For the next fifteen years, Jim’s band, Short Stuff, established itself as one of the hardest working bands in the area, creating a crowd-pleasing mix of Chicago blues, funk and soul. In the mid ‘80s, Liban moved to Nashville to work as a songwriter and sideman.
In 1988, he returned to Milwaukee and has been a staple on the Midwest blues scene ever since. As well
as a legendary performer, Jim Liban is a prolific songwriter, having written songs recorded by John Mayall, Johnny Winter, Lonnie Brooks, The Legendary Blues Band, Little Charlie and The Nightcats, and many others. Joel Paterson is a Chicago-based blues, jazz and swing guitarist, steel guitar player, record producer and founder of Ventrella Records. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, he moved to Chicago in 1998 to start the Four Charms with Jimmy Sutton. Paterson soon became one of the busiest guitar players in Chicago, playing with countless bands and backing up many artists over the years on the roots music scene. Among many other projects, Paterson can currently be heard playing with Devil in a Woodpile (acoustic country blues and ragtime); The Modern Sounds (jump blues, swing and rockabilly); The Western Elstons (honky tonk and Western swing); The Cash Box Kings (Chicago blues); and The Joel Paterson Trio featuring Chris Foreman (soul jazz organ trio).
Chicago guitarist Joel Paterson and Milwaukee harmonica legend Jim Liban meet for an album of 14 original blues songs recorded in Chicago!
“I Say What I Mean” is an album that could have been made in the ’50s, and yet, it sounds fresh, alive, and moving. Best of all though, this is brilliant music that is at once elegant, stirring, and just a damn good time! – Barry Kerzner,
This project offers an in-depth survey of the career and artistry of Jim Liban. Blues fans around the world owe Mr. Paterson a debt of gratitude for putting this project together; making it clear that Mr. Liban is indeed one of the living legends.
– Mark Thompson,
Jim Liban is a top-notch harp player who seems to have been flying under the radar for too long.
He is a revelation, he is that good.
– Phil Wight, Blues & Rhythm magazine
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“I Say What I Mean” is not just a comeback. It is a snapshot of a life in blues. These fourteen original blues songs are proof that Jim Liban says what he means, and indeed means just what he says!


Jim Liban (hca) Joel Paterson (guitar/vokal) Beau Sample (bas/vokal) Alex Hall (Trommer/vokal)