Here’s a google translation for Live At The Delta from Musiczine Netherlands:
Mark is a singer / harmonica Canada . Originally from Toronto, he owes his nickname ‘ Bird’ to his style, close to the legendary jazz saxophonist Charles ‘Bird ‘ Parker. Unsurprisingly, he admits to major influences , Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson and Big Walter Horton . It happens on stage since 1985. In the course of his career, he has mounted various groups, including Polaroid Blues Band and Sly Dogs, which he subsequently changed the surname to Mark ‘ Bird’ Stafford & The Rectifiers . His first official album, ” The bird man” , in 1996. It was not until 2003 to see his second post , titled ” Harpspace ” . He also assured continuously promoting harmonica in meeting regularly under the banner of Harmonica Knights, the best blowers in the country to the maple leaf , and especially Jerome Godboo , Paul Reddick, David Rotundo , Raoul Bhanja , Carlos del Junco , Michael Pickett or Bharath Rajamukar . The album was recorded ‘live’ at the Delta Chesea Toronto in July 2012. Bird is surrounded by his backing group , two guitarists, a bassist and a drummer . The directory is solely devoted to blues classics , and almost exclusively of Chicago blues.
The strength Elpee starts with ” Pretty Baby ” . A component composed by Little Junior Parker, in 1957. From Memphis , this artist disappeared when he was not yet 40 years old. Suffering from a brain tumor, he died during the operation. Training is welded . Bird ‘s voice is admirable. All instruments in place. Then place “Born blind” Sonny Boy Williamson II. Rice Miller is his idol and his style is very well rendered. Stafford then fit a piece of the inevitable Little Walter . An exercise in style instrumental for successful universal ” Juke ” . He switched gears by ” Mellow Down Easy” by the same composer . Remarkable solos are shared with guitarist Aaron Griggs . Bird and easily restores perfectly the style of his master . His cover of ” Sloppy drunk” Sonny Boy Williamson I was bleeding . However, if scrapers ensure their job properly , we must recognize that there is a class difference between the leader and its partners. The tempo slows down and becomes the primary style for ” I found joy” , a title signed by Jimmy Reed. Bird breath , of course, in the treble. He grows even at their peak . He opted again for a component of Rice Miller, “I do not know” , a track in which he embraces the technique of Sonny Boy before granting ticket out a spirited Briggs. Branch Baton Rouge , Louisiana, for ” Got love if you want it ,” a swamp blues signed Slim Harpo . Mark finished his concert by three beaches Willie Dixon, the greatest composer of the Chicago blues , Little Walter popularized by three beaches. Firstly the indolent ” Can not hold out much longer” a summit this live , characterized by a remarkable dialogue between the blower and Bird Bird singer . “It’s too late brother” , then . Very jump and walked with a slight swing maintained by the rhythm section. Finally, the final piece . A true lesson given on harmonized chromatic instrument , percussion face Tyler Burgess . No doubt, Stafford is a particularly brilliant musician .