First album in five years by Brother JT’s power trio comin’ atcha Oct. 21.
By Randy Harward
Brother JT is the blob! Of jelly, that is. The far-out genius of quote-unquote outsider music has once again assembled the Brother JT3 (with bass player Art DiFuria and drummer Jamie Knerr) to record a new joint called Jelly Roll Gospel. The record–the first by JT’s power trio in five long years–was recorded at Dan’s House Studio and JT’s place in Bethlehem, PA, and Drag City’s putting it out on Oct. 21.
As usual, Brother JT’s preaching his palatable version of the gospel–more uplift mofo party plan than Jeebus-or-Die. Here’s the official word from Drag City:
The constant for Brother JT3 over the years is a desire to lift you the listener up; to share reflections from a secret life that, for some, constitutes religion (we prefer the term ‘spirituality’ – but we’re not here to judge – not!) and to deliver the message in rhythmic but exotic rock n roll that has the basic necessities to move us – spiritually, of course, but more to the point – physically, dance-floor style. JELLY ROLL GOSPEL is no exception to the rule.
Although Blurt remains non-denominational, some of us adhere to the Bavarian Creme Gospel. But we’ll take Brother JT3 jams any way we can get ’em.
LIFT YOU UP
WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT
BELLYFAT (BONUS SONG)
DO YA GOOD
THANK YOU FOR BEING ME