Tony Loeffler & The Blue Angels - Rooftop Series 4: See The Valley (re-issue)

Published Tuesday 27th March 2012
Tony Loeffler & The Blue Angels - Rooftop Series 4: See The Valley (re-issue)

STYLE: Rock
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 123636-18977
LABEL: Lord & Associates
FORMAT: Digital Only Album

Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

Part four in this series of recently remastered download-only reissues of prison ministry recordings by US singer/songwriter Tony Loeffler opens with a spine-tingling rendition of "Amazing Grace" by saxophonist Leon De Vose II followed by a stirring gospel vocal performance of "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" by Lonnie Whitfield. Once again, the message is strong and clear with guitarist John Concepcione taking his turn to speak to the crowd before rejoining the Blues Angels on the 22 minute "Passaic County Jam" - notable for an astonishing piano solo from Henry Mitchell - which sees the band spread their improvisational wings on this rough and ready release.

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