Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The John Mayer Trio

I can say certifiably that this is my favorite work from Mr. Mayer.
This is too bad, because John Mayer has a sense of humor and incredible guitar chops that would have people echoing 'Clapton is God' if he were born 40 years earlier.

So why does he make such crummy records?

Anyway, this record was recorded live and features an incredible backing duo for Mr. Mayer: Pino Paladino and Steve Jordan which make Mayer look really good.
Mayer's playing is great and echoes many of the great guitarists from Clapton to Vaughn to Hendrix without ever really exploring a unique voice that's his own.
I hope he finds that and makes some really important records instead of records just designed to get him laid.

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