In Session [CD/DVD]

In Session [CD/DVD]

CD(Special Edition / Bonus DVD)

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This deluxe reissue features the famed in-concert 1983 jam session by two of the greatest musicians ever to have played the blues on electric guitar. It is the only known recording of Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan performing together -- the greatest Blues summit of all time!

With each musician spurning the other to greater heights, this live recording sounds as exciting on each subsequent listening as it does the very first time through. A "must have" CD for fans of either artist, as well as all aficionados of blues and blues guitar! From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/2010
Label: Stax
UPC: 0888072318397
catalogNumber: 31839
Rank: 18029


Album Credits

Performance Credits

Albert King   Primary Artist,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Michael Llorens   Drums
Tony Llorens   Organ,Piano
Gus Thornton   Bass
Stevie Ray Vaughan   Electric Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

T-Bone Walker   Composer
Bill Belmont   Producer,Liner Notes
Samuel Charters   Liner Notes
Stephen Hart   Remixing
Lee Hildebrand   Liner Notes
B.B. King   Composer
Albert King   Composer
Stevie Ray Vaughan   Composer
Hudson Whittaker   Composer
Bobby Edwards   Sound Consultant
Jimmy Hole   Art Direction
Dan Forte   Liner Notes
Greg Quill   Talent Coordinator
Byron A. Barr   Cover Photo,Back Cover Photo
Ian Anderson   Producer
William F. Cooke   Executive Producer
Juan Contraras   Talent Coordinator
Ken Smith   Camera Operator
Ron Meraska   Director
Ted Perrotta   Camera Operator
Rob Farmar   Camera Operator
Bob Finlay   Camera Operator
Harry Carson   Camera Operator
Dave Cremasco   Camera Operator
Skip Haybarge   Camera Operator
Ric Arsenault   Camera Operator

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In Session 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SRV and Albert King make this a great blues guitar album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an album for both lifelong blues fans and those just getting into the blues. It captures a moment in time when the old guard meets the new kid in town. Whether jamming or just B.S.'ing between tunes, Albert and Stevie have a fantastic rapport together. You can tell they are having a blast together. Every track is priceless. Buy this album NOW!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a big Stevie Ray Vaughan fan, and this CD combines the best of both Albert King and SRV's music. I love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am not sure how I found this CD - I never knew it actually existed. I heard snippets of what seemed to be a studio jam of Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan. When I stumbled upon this CD and heard it for the first time, I was left breathless. Folks, it just doesn't get any better than this. This disc features a set of some of the best musicians in the industry, just letting go, letting loose, letting creativity take over, and improvise all the way to the end. I'm a big fan of Stevie Ray Vaughan, and this CD made me appreciate his work even more. There's an obvious mentor-student kind of exchange going on between Mr. King and Mr. Vaughan. Their guitars talk to one another like nothing else. When they get into it, watch out - you're going to be flying high right alongside these guys. The back cover of the CD says "This is no guitar shootout". Well, I am not sure I agree because it IS a guitar shootout, but it's the kind you want to hear more and more of. 63 minutes and 53 seconds of this CD are not enough. In my opinion, THE most impressive blues guitar solos I have EVER heard from ANYONE ANYWHERE is on track 6, "Blues at Sunrise". It's a 15-minute jam which no words can describe justly. I took my stereo to the limit listening to this track. When I heard it for the first couple times, the intensity is so high it can make one cry - it's that beautiful. When they wrap this track up, Albert and Stevie break out laughing, and quite rightly so. Wow. I do think, however, that the musicians backing them deserve a lot of praise. The drums were played seamlessly by Michael Llorens - very impressive. The bass, played by Gus Thornton was as impressive. I was amazed by the ability of other musicians to read and follow Albert and Stevie wherever they felt like venturing out to. There is also a video of this jam that's been made... I've seen bits of it at BB King's Blues Club in NYC while waiting for BB King's concert there, and I want to get this video. If you like the blue and can stand the intensity, get this disc - it will blow you away.
Guest More than 1 year ago