Eric Clapton takes the idea of a tribute at JJ Cale’s funeral last year, after paying his debt to Cale with their 2006 collaboration, The Road to Escondido. Clapton comes back with a greater album called The Breeze, nailing Cale’s voice in ‘Cajun Moon’. The Breeze is more than just a great album, Eric got many other great artists featuring his album like: Tom Petty, John Meyer, Don White, Willie Nelson, Mark Knopfler, Derek Trucks, and Christine Lakeland.
The best tracks in my personal opinion are ‘Train to Nowhere’, where Mark Knopfler puts his stamp on it with the gloomy strat. Not to forget the spiritual touch Willie Nelson adds on ‘Starbound’. Finally, the best of them all is ‘Sensitive Kind’ featuring Don White. This song has amazing bluesy grooves that make you want to play the song over and over again on a road trip.
I think Eric Clapton did an amazing job redefining these songs, and adding more magical touches here and there. There is not much to talk about, as the album speaks for itself. So make sure you give it a shot.
Edited by: Duha Mousa