"Head Back in the Clouds"
With this project, Johan Jansen leaves little doubt that he is
one of Europe's foremost steel players. Framed by spectacular arrangements
of contemporary instrumentals, JJ exhibits a spectacular tone, perfect
attack and uncannily precise pitch control.
The material is all original, written by the CD's executive producer,
Case Schafrat. The rich, modern arrangements vary in style from
dancable R&B to smooth jazz, from bluesy rock to tender ballads,
somehow managing to avoid "country" the whole time. A
top notch horn section joins JJ on several cuts, and there are guest
appearances by American steelers Paul Franklin, Bob Hoffnar and
Dan Tyack. A booklet lists the musicians (lots of them!) on all
of the tracks, and JJ's copedent and equipment list are also included.
The more I listen to this CD, the more I hear. The production is
rich and subtle, and JJ's technique is mesmerizing. Bravo, Johan!
- Don't Blame It On Love
- Crazy From the Heart
- Running Out of You
- Stand Tall
- Love O.D.
- Live of Love
- Head Back in the Clouds
- J.J. Jam
- Change of Heart
- Running Dub (End Titles)