Das Jazz & Blues Magazine Jazz & More Album Review – “Mojo” by Al Corté
Singing has played an important role in the family of Al Corte’ since generations. The talented young Al enjoyed singing lessons with a Juilliard School of Music coach, was soon interested in blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll and sang Doo Wop on street corners. But his recording career got off to a good start when he retired to Arkansas a few years ago. With “Seasoned Soul” Corte marked his claim in 2015 and with “Mojo” he begins to reap the fruits of his success. This was not undeserved, because for “Mojo” Al Corte deliberately chose the perfect location for thrilling Southern soul: Accompanied by the hi-rhythm section in studio, the album was co-directed by Boo Mitchell at his Royal Studios in Memphis. Corte’s musical partner Ron Miller also wrote twelve brand new radio-ready songs in the tension field of Soul – Rhythm ‘n’ Blues – Rock, which perfectly match the variable voice of the singer. Al Corte’s Mojo starts to work!
Marco Piazzalonga / JAZZ’N’MORE / Switzerland