James Eisele
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James Eisele

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"a swinging melange of retro-pop, blues and jazz..."

James Eisele's "Coming Into A New Age" is a swinging melange of retro-pop, blues, and jazz oozing Eisele's unique blend of technique and chutzpah. Eisele's guitar chops go way beyond the blues for which he is known and this ensemble swings with the help of featured players Bob Corbit on sax, Michael BB on keyboards, and Gary Hollis on bass.
"New Age" resembles Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks," although Eisele's songs are jazzier. Like Morrison, Eisele has a unique voice that is something of an acquired taste. I acquired it years ago when I first started going to his blues concerts. (James' blues chops are on full display on "3rd Degree Blues.) James hits the notes and emotes. His warbly melismatic-by-mistake style is the essence of insouciance. Bing Crosby eat your heart out.
Karrie Daley duets on "Take a Chance on Love" and Cool Cat Nat," a finger poppin' blend of Cab Calloway and Dan Hicks. Tower of Power could play Eisele's "Someday We'll Be Together." Surprisingly evocative of Stan Getz' Brazilian period. - Mike Baron

""A hidden pearl""

"I gave it five stars because you've blown my socks. This is awesome good music. A hidden pearl." - keysandchords.com


Eisele's first published work was "All in the Name of Progress" and "Lonely Man" on the "Gathering" album released in the late '60s/early '70s. Over the years this imaginative artist's list of accomplishments include the currently sold-out CD releases of "Say!, Ufology", and "Cold Wind."
In the summer of 2oo8, Eisele released "3rd Degree Blues." He followed that up with "Coming Into A New Age" in December 2008 and "Perseverance" in Dec. 2009.
Eisele is currently finishing work on "Smooth Sailing," a follow-up to the jazzy "New Age." The 9-song cd will be available in late Spring/early Summer 2010 - just about the time fishing season heats up!



Guitar virtuoso James Eisele is somewhat quizzical. He gives an intellectual quality to the blues and a primal energy to jazz.
This fact is exemplified in his latest release, "Perseverance" - which features an instinctive yet cerebral glimpse at modern life through the lenses of retro-style heavy metal. It's a return to foot stompin' heavy blues much like Cream, The Allman Bros., Hendrix, Iron Butterfly - you know, the good ole' days!
"3rd Degree Blues," released in the searing heat of the summer of 2008, features the raw energy side of this gifted guitarist. It's hard-hitting rockin' blues at it's best.
Eisele's "Coming Into a New Age," released in December 2008, is a smoother listen. From the pop hit "Take a Chance on Love" (duet with Karri Daley) to the cerebral "You Never Know," the 11-song all-original cd features another side of this complex artist.