Album Review: "Crossroads" By Nikhil Korula Power Trio (9/10)

 Groove Infinity Records 

Producer: Nikhil Korula 

Guitarist Korula embraces his musical roots, with a tip of the hat to Clapton, Hendrix, Robert Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Freddie King, et al. Here are 15 instrumental gems that emphasize open rhythms and stealthily executed improvisation. The Power Trio is augmented wonderfully throughout by buoyant horns and the soulful keyboard textures of guests Chuck Leavell and Bob Malone. Give a listen to originals like the Stax-flavored “Struttin’” or the strong piano ballad “When I’m With You.” Righteous!