‘The Road to Escondido’ by JJ Cale & Eric Clapton is an album (featuring the final recordings of Billy Preston, to whom the album is dedicated) released on November 7, 2006 by Duck / Reprise.
Track Listing : 1.Danger (Jj Cale) – 05:34 . 2.Heads In Georgia (Jj Cale) – 04:12 . 3.Missing Person (Jj Cale) – 04:26 . 4.When This War Is Over (Jj Cale) – 03:49 . 5.Sporting Life Blues (Brownie Mcghee) – 3:31 . 6.Dead End Road (Jj Cale) – 03:30 . 7.It’S Easy (Jj Cale) – 04:19 . 8.Hard To Thrill (Eric Clapton, John Mayer) – 5:11 . 9.Anyway The Wind Blows (Jj Cale) – 03:56 . 10.Three Little Girls (Eric Clapton) – 2:44 . 11.Don’T Cry Sister (Jj Cale) – 03:10 . 12.Last Will And Testament (Jj Cale) – 03:57 . 13.Who Am I Telling You? (Jj Cale) – 04:08 . 14.Ride The River (Jj Cale) – 04:35
Musicians : Jj Cale – Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals . Eric Clapton – Guitars, Vocals . Derek Trucks – Guitar . Jim Karstein – Drums, Percussion . James Cruce – Drums, Percussion . Pino Palladino – Bass Guitar . Steve Jordan – Drums . Abe Laboriel, Jr – Drums . Gary Gilmore – Bass Guitar . Willie Weeks – Bass Guitar . John Mayer – Guitar . Albert Lee – Guitar . Billy Preston – Hammond Organ, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer . Walt Richmond – Piano . Doyle Bramhall Ii – Guitar . Nathan East – Bass Guitar . Christine Lakeland – Guitar, Vocals . Simon Climie – Percussion . David Teegarden – Percussion . Taj Mahal – Harmonica . Dennis Caplinger – Fiddle . Bruce Fowler – Horns . Marty Grebb – Horns . Steve Madaio – Horns . Jerry Peterson – Horns
Production : Produced By J.J. Cale, Eric Clapton, Simon Climie . Alan Douglas – Engineer . Bob Ludwig – Mastering . James Hoyson – Assistant Engineer . Tom Bender – Mixing Assistant . Brian Vibberts – Assistant Engineer
Package : Catherine Roylance – Art Direction . Nathan East – Photography . Nigel Carroll – Photography . David Mcclister – Photography
Recorded August 2005.
Released On November 7, 2006 By Duck / Reprise.
All About Jazz
The instrumental passage on the last track, “Ride the River, seems merely an afterthought, leaving an impression of The Road to Escondido as a well-intentioned concept that simply wasn’t properly executed. […]
. The utter smoothness with which Escondido unfolds belies the years of experience collected on each track; these two guitar gods could easily rip into riffs that blow your mind, but are content to let their considerable talent speak for itself. […]
Cale has earned the opportunity to display his talent as a guitarist and songwriterand this side project succeeds in that mission. While the songs may not ever reach the classic status of Cale’s famous Cocaine, they are pleasingly infectious. And if the CD does anything, it will hopefully give a wider audience a much-needed introduction to the work of J.J. Cale […]