A Heart and an Open Road

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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
For fans of blues-rock, vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Patrick Stanfield Jones might be a pleasant surprise, a revelation, or even an anomaly considering his Native American/Chinese/African/Caucasian heritage. Steeped in jazz and surrounded by those types of musicians (organist/clarinetist Rave Tesar and saxophonist Kit McClure in particular), Jones (whose brother is percussionist Kevin Bujo Jones) offers up this set of originals on the distinctly jazz-oriented Motema label. Make no mistake that he's a rocker with pop sensibilities (he admits to loving Frank Sinatra) and adds a bit of swing and croon to these tunes on occasion. It's charming and yet tough music, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
For fans of blues-rock, vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Patrick Stanfield Jones might be a pleasant surprise, a revelation, or even an anomaly considering his Native American/Chinese/African/Caucasian heritage. Steeped in jazz and surrounded by those types of musicians (organist/clarinetist Rave Tesar and saxophonist Kit McClure in particular), Jones (whose brother is percussionist Kevin Bujo Jones) offers up this set of originals on the distinctly jazz-oriented Motema label. Make no mistake that he's a rocker with pop sensibilities (he admits to loving Frank Sinatra) and adds a bit of swing and croon to these tunes on occasion. It's charming and yet tough music, original to a degree, and fun to listen to as Jones tweaks these songs with his own flair for the dramatic and a definite rock bravado. In a Southern style, the title track is an anthem to being on the road, Jones gets down on the chunky funk of "Block of Ice" ("I fell in love with a block of ice") and goes for a far more acoustic, rural sound during "Hammer" with slide guitar and harmonica before moving back to his rock/blues centerpiece. You'll never hear a version of "Sunshine of Your Love" like this as it is turned into a lounge lizard's delight with an easy jazz swing. It's amazing how effortlessly Jones goes through the different motions of American music while retaining his tough but sensitive-guy image, a refreshing stance in a general world of one-note electric blues.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/11/2010
  • Label: Motema Music
  • UPC: 181212000399
  • Catalog Number: 39
  • Sales rank: 310,624

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Patrick Stanfield Jones Primary Artist, Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Kit McClure Tenor Saxophone
Rave Tesar Organ, Clavinet
Erik Lawrence Baritone Saxophone
Don Gardner Drums
Jana Herzen Background Vocals
Steven Roues Harmonica
Chop Larison Guitar
Barry Wiesenfeld Bass
Technical Credits
Jack Bruce Composer
Cy Coleman Composer
Larry Alexander Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Eric Clapton Composer
Rave Tesar Producer, Engineer
Carolyn Leigh Composer
Don Gardner Producer
Jana Herzen Executive Producer, Art Direction
Jason Downs Composer, Lyricist
Peter Brown Composer
Patrick Stanfield Jones Composer, Lyricist, Producer
Coates Atwood Composer
Barry Wiesenfeld Producer
Allison Perry Insert Photography
Joseph Boggess Cover Photo
Ioana Apostol Logo Design
Laura Lee Hubbard Composer, Lyricist
Nancy Strouss Composer, Lyricist
Mike Guaranga Composer
Michael Corbin Composer, Lyricist
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