It is Max of course on electric guitar, plus Richard Martin on bass and Tony Swafford on the drums. The program puts Max front and center with some lively jazz-rock that makes excellent use of a bluesy point-of-view. Richard and Tony lay down rock-solid grooves that play on the riffing-hitting Max tunes and give Max a chance to excel.
And that he does. He has a beautiful sense of line and chord in the rootsy mode and he stays with it for all eight tracks. The sense of space and note-ing makes the music rock and funk out with hard soul--nothing smooth about it.
I love his articulation here. He makes his guitar speak and say something with what is perhaps is a widely spoken language over the years. But he makes it all seem fresh and the band hits it hard with him.
Max is a player. This is good rocking, tonight or any night. Check it out.