The Dave Moretti Blues Review comes to us
from across the pond, from a country more well known for olive oil and
aqueducts than swinging blues and fierce harmonica playing. Hailing from
Turin, Italy, the Blues Review is a four piece high-energy band that
features Moretti on vocals and harp.
At first listen, I wasnít sure what to make of this CD. The sound is a mix
of jump blues, swing and just flat out old-school power blues played
energetically. But thereís something in there that isnít quite familiar... a
musical approach that feels a little alien. When Moretti starts singing, Iím
hit once again with the other worldly nature of this CD - reminding me
of the first few minutes of listening to a Shakespeare play, when I know the
language in English, but I havenít quite got the ear for it yet.
A few songs in and this changed for me. My ears became used to Morettiís
deep, throaty and ever-so- off-kilter vocals, and the tone and texture of
the music started to reveal itself to me. At the end of the CD, the first
thing I did was hit play one more time to get deeper into the music. ~Paul