Released for the first time in 2017
Re-release on: 15.03.2022
Brazilian-based and creating 37-year-old guitarist Leo Maier, who has already released two EPs Jumpin with the Band (2015) and Guitar in my Hand (2016), brought out exclusively original material with his first full album "I Choose The Blues", released in 2017. Leo draws on a variety of musical styles here, from swinging T-Bone Walker style to the driving sound of Texas blues to boogie and electric blues à la B.B. King.
Leo's trademark is a clean guitar playing style (he plays all the guitars on the album), which he demonstrates with his skills on a number of tracks.
Supported by a solid and sympathetic band with Davyk Martins and Eduardo Martorano sharing drums, Fernando Mueller or Emerson Mainhardt on bass, Junior Marques on keyboards and Helio Reichert, who features saxophone on five tracks. Cristiano Ferreira contributes guitar on three tracks, and two tracks are sung by Willian de Andrade and Willard Ribeiro.
"I Choose The Blues" is an impressive long player worth discovering.
01. Good Luck Socks - 2:26
02. You've Been Drinking Too Much - 4:04
03. South To North Slide - 2:59
04. Partying With The Band - 3:59
05. Blumenau Boogie - 3:00
06. Blues For Mr. Jody Williams - 3:38
07. I Choose The Blues - 6:30
08. That Crazy Girl - 6:41
09. We Miss The King - 5:58
10. I'm Travelling - 3:08
11. Good Luck Socks (Alternative Version) - 2:26