I still remember my first Robin Trower album. It was 'Bridge Of Sighs.' I fell in love with this great guitarist and have followed his career ever since my high school days. Trower is still one of the finest 'blues-influenced' guitarist in the world. Now he teams up once again with bassist Jack Bruce (yes, that Jack Bruce: you know him from Cream). They worked together on several recordings in the 80's 'BLT' and 'Truce.' The former is work is a formidable classic. And now, 'Seven Moons' is classic and quintessential Trower and Bruce. This is another case were creativity and talent trumps age.
On this work, Bruce is the primary vocalist and at 60 something he has never sounded better. Bruce and Trower are assisted by Gary Husband, world-renowned jazz and rock musician and composer who performs with artists such as Allan Holdsworth, John McLaughlin, Jack Bruce, Mike Stern, Billy Cobham, Gary Moore as well as the British jazz-funk-pop band Level 42 among many other international musical artists. In my younger days, I was amazed as Robin Trower always played as a trio producing some amazing and mesmerizing music. So, with 'Seven Moons' this proven formula continues on.
Mr. Trower is in fine form throughout 'Seven Moons.' His near Hendrix's bluesy/psychedelic style is evenly apparent. Noteworthy tracks include the mysterious and mystic 'Distant Places Of The Heart,' 'So Far To Yesterday, 'Perfect Place, and 'She's Not The One,' a Cream like number mixed with Trower's great blues and rock skills.
'Seven Moons is great music, blues-rock performed by masters of the trade. It's been nearly 25 years since Jack Bruce and Robin Trower have gotten together. But their simple, melodic composition style defies modern rock conventions and yet still proves that this music is viable and exciting. Very recommended!
- Craig Hartranft
Jack Bruce and Robin Trower haven't recorded together in 25 years. After listening to 'Seven Moons,' I say this is too long to wait. This is a phenomenal album of blues driven rock by true masters of the genre. Great stuff!