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CD Review: John Mayer – Where The Light Is: Live In Los Angeles
|CD Review: John Mayer – Where The Light Is: Live In Los Angeles|
07/18/08 at 04:07 PM by Jonathan Bautts
|Recorded last December at the Nokia Theatre, Where the Light Is confirms John Mayer's status as a top-class performer and one of the great guitarists of our time. Spanning two discs, the 22-song effort begins with a stripped-down acoustic session before segueing into sets from the bluesy John Mayer Trio and Mayer's own seven-piece touring band. While the obvious hits are included ("Daughters," "Waiting on the World to Change"), the excellent musicianship stands out as most impressive.|
In keeping in line with Mayer's recent blues-driven work, several of the songs are extended into epic jam sessions amid free-styling guitar solos. Backed by a few inspired covers (Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'," Ray Charles' "I Don't Need No Doctor") and his smooth voice, which continues to improve with age, the record is a testament to Mayer's musical ability and makes for a nice holdover until his next studio album drops.
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