TD Lind - The Outskirts Of Prosper

TD Lind is British but played jazz clubs in Paris before moving to live in the U.S. It's more than clear that he has never been that worst kind of insular, ex-pat Brit, but instead has gotten under the skin of whatever music there was, wherever he was. Opener 'Pushover Blues Boy' is the sort of thing you might hear in a club that otherwise specialises in Django Reinhardt and gypsy jazz, while other tracks mine a nice vein of Americana veering from quiet to anthemic. There’s nothing overtly derivative here; far from it, Lind encompasses but makes it his own in a genuine way. He's obviously got some fans in high places - if you head over to his latest YouTube offering, the comments box is chock full of people thanking Stephen Fry for the recommendation, and certain Radio 2 DJs are doing their believing best for him. It’s an accomplished piece of work, soulful and convincing. Having lived with the album now for several weeks, it has embedded itself into my musical psyche in a way that I’d not previously have thought possible (for something that has moments of sounding like Hawaii-Elvis and others of bottle-neck bar-room blues). It's fair to say that it's taken me on a journey - a happy and engaged passenger as the landscape has slid past.

Overall

TDF SILVER

9

out of 10

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