Renaissance Man, by Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band

January 2, 2013

Founding Allman Brothers Band drummer Jaimoe (aka Jai Johanny Johan­son) treats listeners to an accomplished mix of blues, jazz-pop and jam-band music. The band covers the Allmans’ “Melissa” with sublime sweetness; lead vocalist Junior Mack also shines as a Dobro player on the instrumental “Simple Song.” And in a nod to the harmonic guitar runs gracing many Allman Brothers tracks, “Drifting and Turning” kicks off with flute and guitar galloping down a trail of descending triplets into a supple, jazzy groove.