||Welcome To Our World CD (1998) |
A year after their leader's death, the members of the Jerry Garcia Band decided to continue performing, shortening their name to JGB. Their first release as JGB, Welcome to Our World (For Members Only), follows in the tradition of their recordings with Garcia, featuring expanded, jazzy reworkings of such rock, folk, country, gospel, pop and Dead standards as "Knocking on Heaven's Door," "Not Fade Away," "Tangled Up in Blue," "I Shall Be Released," "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," "I Got a Feeling" and "Dark Star." Recorded live at the Los Angeles House of Blues on Halloween 1997, the album has a loose, relaxed feel, and it's filled with great musicianship. It keeps the spirit of Garcia's music alive, and that makes it worthwhile for longtime fans of the Jerry Garcia Band and the Grateful Dead alike. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Recorded live at The House Of Blues, Los Angeles, California on October 31, 1997.
JGB includes: Gloria Jones, Jackie Labranch (vocals); Melvin Seals (keyboards).