Sound Guardian – ‘Energy’ Review

Sound Guardian | July 2015 | Mladen Loncar – Mike

A copy of the Big Apple Blues “Energy” album arrived into my mailbox from NY address of the Big Apple Blues bass player Admir ‘Dr Blues’ Hadzic, who recognised my efforts and enthusiasm to promote this music style.

‘Energy’ features Baron Barry Harrison and Tom Papadatos on drums, Admir ‘Dr Blues’ Hadzic on bass, Zach Zunis on guitar, Jim Alfredson on organ and keys and Anthony Kane on harp.Chris Emenizer , Bruce Tyler and Matt Becker also gave their contribution to this album ,which was produced by Admir ‘Dr Blues’ Hadzic. The result was this audio material, worth paying attention to by anyone with some general understanding of modern music.

I am aware that we don’t share the same music preferences and it is impossible to like or be devoted to all music styles. All of us have our own evolutionary and developmental paths and it is crucial not to get stuck in a specific moment or musical style and stop being intrigued by new challenges.

As for me, I have always been listening to good music and trying to find my way to new albums ,which formed my musical self and interests. Nowadays, I am deeply devoted to blues in a way that blues is my primary source of musical interest and my soul searching musical genre. This by no means implies that I stopped listening to other music styles

‘Energy’ brings us an impressive, groovy mix of blues, R&B, soul, funk, rock and jazz. Huge and powerful emotional messages,full of genuine energy and clear musical connotations delivered by these great musicians.

The Big Apple Blues ‘Energy’ album was recorded in Brooklyn and compiled from original music contributions of band members. Zach Zunis on guitar and Jim Alfredson on keys are a part of Janiva Magness tour band.

By joint musical contributions of all musicians, ‘Energy’ is a respectable and truly extraordinary instrumental conceptual album which evokes city life. Phone ringtones and bells, sounds of car and plane engines are just some of those versatile sound effects, which were skillfully incorporated into the album. Musical communication of instruments exchanging powerful and impressive messages results in a final impression of a meaningful structure.

Recommendation:
‘Energy’ is an impressive and meaningful album presented by musicians who sincerely deliver their understanding of instrumental presentation of my favorite music genre .
By joint musical contributions of all musicians, ‘Energy’ is a respectable and truly extraordinary instrumental conceptual album which evokes city life.

Track listing:
1.Wake-Up and Do Something 4:06
2. I-278 Grind 6:11
3. Morning Jive 4:52
4. Remembering Eni 7:31
5. Lost in Thoughts 5:57
6. Day Dreaming 7:16
7. Happy Hour 4:54
8. Unwind 5:00
9. Energy 3:07

(Stone Tone Records)

Discography:
Brooklyn Blues, 2010
Live At O’Flaherty’s, 2012
Energy, 2014