The Jelly Jam is a modern progressive rock trio that is probably the closest thing we have to a 21st century super group in this musical genre. The band consists of Ty Tabor (King’s X ) on guitar and vocals, Rod Morgenstein (Winger & Dixie Dregs) on drums and John Myung (Dream Theater) on bass guitar.
This new 12 track album “Profit” out on the Mascot label on 27th May takes us on a magical, musical journey as we follow “The Prophet” who, inspired by a deep sense of responsibility, embarks on a mission to try and save the world, to open the eyes of “Those Who Will Not See”.
As you would expect when you put musical talents of this size together for a project like this, something special happens and there is everything here on this journey with “The Prophet” from the sounds prog to harder rock, haunting melodies and at times an almost Beatlesque trip back to the psychedelic days of “Sgt Pepper’s”.
This is one of these albums that is best heard as a complete work rather than skipping through tracks or as separate downloads, as it is a story and a journey in music.
As always with any album, a few tracks stand out for me for nothing more than my own personal taste. These are “Water” and “Perfect Lines”. Ending this album is “Strong Belief”, and the more I listen to this album, the more I like this one too.
If you are a progressive rock fan then this album should definitely be on your list. If you are not, then put this album on that list to listen to three musicians at the very top of their game if for nothing else.
For more information visit the Mascot Label Group website at http://www.mascotlabelgroup.com/
There is also an interview with Ty Tabor on their website that says things so much better than this review could ever do.
Review by Tom King