Jett & the Phat noiZ Blues Band -
Milk And Cookies
Milk & Cookies is the second CD for 2006 IBC
finalists Alvin Jett & the Phat noiZ Blues Band.
Their first release, Wet My Beak, reached the finals
of the Blues Foundation’s Best Self-Produced
These guys are good, really good, and I’m
not just saying that because they played my 40th
“The sound of this rockin’ blues quartet
is always Phat – Powerful, Hot And Tight…PHAT,
baby” - Sonicbids. They possess a
massive stage presence, their playing is tight and
Alvin’s solo’s are in-your-face hot
noiZ is - East St. Louis native Alvin Jett on guitar.
On saxophone is Frank Bauer, who has been bringing
his soulful jazz and funk influenced sax to Alvin
since 1999. Webster University graduate Matt Davis
is on bass, and the drummer is Jeremy West.
ten, all original tracks are:
1. Boogie To The Blues
2. Best Friend You Ever Had
3. Ain’t Been The Same
4. My Baby’s Place
5. It’s A Cinch
6. Milk And Cookies
7. Borrowed Time
8. Angels Sing The Blues
9. 7:47 Central Time
10. Down In The Delta
All pretty good
tracks. The grand finale’ as it were, Down
In The Delta is my favorite song and features St.
Louis’ own Rich McDonough on slide guitar
and harpmaster Arthur Williams blowin’ the
harmonica (also on track 3). Matt’s song Best
Friend You Ever Had is a bit of a rockabilly tune.
Frank Bauer takes lead on a couple of tracks as
well. At times the guitar solos are hard-hittin,
red hot-smokin’ blues, other times it’s
mellower, more precise Albert or B.B. King like.
Both styles are pleasing to the blues pallet.
I recently was
asked to make a recommendation for 300 CD’s
for an upcoming convention; they wanted to give
the attendees a CD that best represented the St.
Louis blues scene. Milk And Cookies was my first
choice. Milk And Cookies, and Wet My Beak are both
really good CD’s – get em’ both!
buy either CD or the Phat noiZ live DVD, and to
find their schedule, visit them 24/7 at PhatnoiZ.com.
If in the Lou, be sure to catch Phat noiZ, and tell
em’ Cornbread sent you.
give this a solid 4.77 on the STLBluesometer.