JON CLEARY ‘Occapella’


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Jon Cleary may be English-born but New Orleans has been his physical and musical home for the past three decades. He has released five albums of his own material but now has issued a cover album of tunes by classic New Orleans songwriter Allen Toussaint titled Occapella. He has done a number of things right with the album. First he has selected a songwriter whose music speaks to him and fits his style and sound. Second he was wise enough to delve a little deeper into the Toussaint catalogue and not just concentrate on his well-known songs. Third he uses the music as a launching point rather than just copying what has been previously recorded. By doing this he recreates the material in his own image and provides some new twists and turns along the way. Cleary has spent years on the road and in the studio as a session musician including ten years with Bonnie Raitt. Every once in a while he has emerged with an album of his own. His newest release Occapella is one of his best as it is an infectious romp through the mind and music of New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint.

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Weight 1 g
Dimensions 4 × 5 × 6 cm