Jack Jeffery – Passage to Agadir
The CD release from Jack Jeffery, ‘Passage to Agadir’ has alternately been in my car and home computer’s CD player for nearly a month. On first listen I was taken by the Prog/Floydian flavor of what might be the soundtrack of Mr. Jeffrey’s life. Why did it take me so long to sit down and put keystroke to blog post? This release is far more complex than a casual listen provides. Whiskey Burns is a unique song in its raw and electric rock vibe; telling the story too familiar to many a determined artist: the hellish experience, expectations and orneriness of record labels both large and small. They often can’t see beyond a quick payoff to the promise of an artist who could become a regular seller with patient promotion, development and commitment. While I concede that the album is wide-ranging in style, it is nonetheless an excellent release, full of heart, art and gorgeous amounts of genius from finish back to start. These tracks are individually mini-stories from a central source that has steeped itself in the joy of his forebears stated in the Bio and Influences below. One truly should listen multiple times to experience the full impact and near ‘sacredness’ of this art that is a window into the mind and soul of Mr. Jeffery. Other standout tracks are Passage to Agadir, Mind Horizon to name two, along with the tracks below.
Pink Floyd, Alan Parsons, Brian Eno, The Beatles, The Moody Blues, Roger Waters, Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Kraftwerk, Procol Harum, Nick Drake, Ash Ra Tempel, Manuel Gottsching, Tangerine Dream, John Lennon, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Stephen Stills, Paul Simon, Simon & Garfunkel, Yes, Rush