Jonathan Wilson: Fanfare

Brilliantly assembled hippy sounds loping with a laid-back groove through classic west coast rock

Jonathan Wilson’s Fanfare reactivates the hippy sounds of LA’s Laurel Canyon, loping with a laid-back groove through almost 80 minutes of classic west coast rock.

Sprawling guitar solos, jam-band license, hypnotic percussion, sweet harmonies, cosmic vocals about women with “rainbow eyes” – it’s all here, brilliantly assembled, even down to guest spots from David Crosby, Graham Nash and Jackson Browne.

Jonathan Wilson

Fanfare

(Bella Union)

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