Google have been spamming me with links to Joe Bonamassa's new album with Beth Hart.
Well, I heard a track on Radio 2 the other day and it was a cover from Ella Fitzgerald's repertoire. The vocal performance was sublime but the guitar solos on it were totally unoriginal 'meedly meedly' runs with no musical relation to the song.
Here's what Joe's website had to say about that track, "..one of the most surprising and effective tracks, "Lullaby of the Leaves." Written for Broadway in the early 1930s and recorded beautifully by Ella Fitzgerald in 1964, the ballad moves Hart into smoky torch-song territory, her low velvety tones choked with sublimated pain. It then grows into a dramatic rock tour-de-force as Bonamassa delivers a guitar solo over a rhythmic development reminiscent of Cream's "Tales of Brave Ulysses."
It certainly didn't channel anything as innovative as Clapton's soloing with Cream.