With Jack's 4th collaboration with Trent Gardner (Magellan) and Robert Berry in 5 years, we see the music really coalesce stylistically into something distinctive. The musical range is still there, but Trent, Robert and Jack have developed a sound that's unique and quite unmistakable. The album is extremely broad-ranged, exploring the mature themes of war, politics, marriage, and spirituality. But Jack makes these explorations without taking himself too seriously, and without preaching or being too demanding upon the listener. The music is rock with progressive and jazz influences, focusing on unique textures and feels, with a sophisticated palette of exploration.
BOARDING HOUSE REACH is the new solo album from Jack White, and is a testament to the breadth of the artist's creative power and his bold artistic ambition. This new material finds Jack White expanding his musical palate with perhaps his most ambitious work thus far, a collection of songs that are simultaneously timeless and modern. Written and conceived while holed up in a spartan apartment with literally no outside world distractions, White exclusively used the same kind of gear he had when he was 15 years old (a quarter-inch four-track tape recorder, a simple mixer, and the most basic of instrumentation). The album explores a remarkable range of sonic terrain – crunching rock 'n' roll, electro and hard funk, proto punk, hip hop, gospel blues, and even country – all remapped and born anew to fit White's matchless vision and sense of restless experimentation.
Includes two never-before-released bonus tracks. DSD remastered. Pianist Jack Wilson (1936-2007) was born in Chicago and moved Fort Wayne, Indiana at age seven. He became proficient with piano early, joining the local musicians union by his 15th birthday and playing a two-week stint as a substitute pianist in James Moody's band. He worked with Dinah Washington, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Eddie Harris before moving to Los Angeles.