Al Kooper /Mike Bloomfield - The Lost Concert Tapes - CD
Kooper and Bloomfield had achieved commercial and critical success with the studio album Super Session, which included Stephen Stills and others. That was followed by The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper recorded at the Fillmore West in September 1968. This release was recorded a few months later at the Fillmore East.
The band featured Paul Harris on piano, Jerry Jemmott on bass, and John Cresci on drums and it s blues-rock with a late-60s improvisational heaviness. A particular highlight is Bloomfield s introduction of a then unknown guest guitarist Johnny Winter, who takes some of the guitar duties on "It's My Own Fault." This was the appearance that, according to Kooper's liner notes, alerted Columbia to Winter, after which the label quickly offered him a contract.