What The Press Say About The New CD "Be Cool"..
' You guys sound great - as usual - I wouldn't expect anything different - congrats !' - Bill Wyman
'CD of the Month - Very sophisticated & high class music' - 'Bluesnews' ( Germany )
'The essence of Cool' - Pete Feenstra 'A corker of an album - timeless classic Jazz/Blues sounds took me back to the Flamingo Club and London in the 60's'
- Vicky Martin ( Bluesmatters )
What The Press Say About The New CD "With Friends Like These"..
' 'Sophisticated organ-led jazz-blues sound - this is a cut above most UK blues'. - Norman Darwen - 'Blues & Rhythm
' The Barcodes have got into that blues groove again; funky, gutsy and good vocals. Although the band is primarily a blues-based outfit they do manage to embellish the songs with delightful jazz solos that gives their music that certain edge. David Lands Jazz Journal
This first class presentation of Blues/Jazz is simply awesome.Each track is an illustration of superb musicianship.
The production is out of the top drawer. Paul Button - 'Blues Matters'
'Like dry ice - so cool it burns' . John Smyth - 'Barry's Mag'
'Impresive performances throughout from the band and their guests'.Jon Taylor - 'Blues in Britain'
'Very enjoyable - manages to integrate a rocking beat with musical sensitivity.Much more rewarding than most
of what passes for Jazz in 2006'. Howard Rye - Blues & Rhythm.
'One of the best European blues albums of the year'
Franky Pfeiffer - 'Blues Magazine' ( France )
'The Barcodes expertly balance low-down Blues and sophisticated Jazz'
Tom Hyslop - 'Blues Review' ( USA )
'A thinking man's blues band - The Barcodes can grind out the Big Blues with the best of them,but they also have a knack of digging deep into that cool Jazz groove that Mose Allison and Grant Green started'.
Ken Smith - 'Red Lick'
'Britain's foremost Rn'B label Note,has a roster to die for,and The Barcodes epitomise the quality on offer'.
David Blue - 'NetRhythm'
'We love The Barcodes.This album continues to deliver that laid-back,after-midnight type of Jazz Blues that en-deared us so much to them from the start'.
Ian McKenzie - 'Blues in the South'.
'British organ-blues trios are rare.Haddrell's Hammond tone is warm and Glen's poised guitar solos take their sweet time'.
Jack Massarik - 'Jazzwise'
'A delightful set of Jazz-tinged Blues'.
What The Press Say About The Barcodes Band'...
The sound of midnight shadows. Sonic light and shade; Hammond B3 and electric piano,with wizard harmonica stylings. Tough stuff, tenderly and imaginatively delivered.
Pete Sargeant - Blues Matters
Thirteen great tracks from this Blues/Jazz trio. It rocks along and brings to mind the image of a smoke-filled jazz club. Definitely one that will be in the "Now Playing" section of my CD collection for quite sometime to come."
Paul Stiles - Blues in Britain
Their long-awaited new album which is dominated by their unique Jazz/Blues feel. Plenty of Alan Glen's harmonica on this. - Ken Smith - Red Lick
Cool hammond-fuelled blues with ex-Yardbird Alan Glen. - Time Out