The album opens with “Velocity,” which combines elements of jazz and rock, and features a good groove, and a strong build. It’s followed by “Ford F-150,” a bluesy rock number that has kind of a fun feel to it. I dig Jim Cox’s work on keys, particularly in his lead section. “Double Take,” the album’s title track, is a catchy, groovy, bluesy tune with some excellent guitar work and some strong jazz influences. This is one of my favorite tracks.
My absolute favorite, however, is “False Fork.” Here Micha goes more firmly into the jazz realm, and this track has a very cool vibe, and some wonderful work on guitar, as well as bass. And holy moly, check out what Chad Wackerman does on drums toward the end of the track. Fantastic. That section excites me every time I listen to this disc.
The band then gets back to blues rock with “5&6,” and with a great energy. This track also has something of a cool jam vibe, particularly toward the end. The following track, “Travel Song,” surprisingly has something of a southern rock vibe, and a kind of sweeter sound, which I really like. And I love the way the electric guitar plays over that, making this track another of the CD’s highlights.
“Texaleans” has a fun beat to get you dancing. And then the CD ends with “Slow Blues For B.B.,” a wonderful, relaxed blues number with a good nighttime feel. This features a cool lead part on organ (though it sounds like the snare is vibrating throughout that section), and of course there is plenty of excellent guitar-playing.
CD Track List
- Ford F-150
- Double Take
- Your Turn
- False Fork
- Travel Song
- Slow Blues For B.B.
Double Take was released December 1, 2015.