Title - 'Didn't It Rain' (Warner Bros.)
Artist - Hugh Laurie
In truth, I have been following Hugh Laurie's career since the days of Fry and Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster" (with Stephen Fry) and, of course, 'House, MD'. I happen to love old southern Jazz, blues, along with his top-notch sense of humor, Hugh Laurie has wonderful taste in music - and the talent to spread it around.
Indeed, Laurie's multiple talents are displayed in the CD which shows class, style reflecting cutting edge folk, blues and ballad techniques. The featured performers on each cut will knock your socks off with their take on the gig and the specific piece the are performing in each song.
If I had to sum it all up I would say this album is a great old school Dixieland jazz and deep southern blues album. Excellent production without being over produced. And again, some serious musicianship is on the album which will take you for a rollercoaster ride of emotions. I hope I get the chance to see this band perform, with, of course, Mr. Laurie at their helm.
I used to watch 'House' wishing that some of the music invariably playing at the end of each episode could be heard, in full. Well, this new album together with his debut make up for that in spades.