With his eighth solo CD The Goods, which finds him again working with close musical compatriot Duke Robillard and new collaborators the Grammy winning Blind Boys of Alabama, Al continues to tell his unique stories in song, blues-roots style. Al has fused his songwriting, cornet, and vocal talents together seamlessly, and his 2010 nomination for a Blues Music Award as best horn player shows that the lofty reputation he has earned among his musical peers is continuing to spread to the wider world.


Great songwriting is in short supply, and, dare we say it, especially in the blues. You'll find no recycled mediocrity in the work of Al Basile. Michael Cote, Blues Revue

Al Basile may be the best musician out there that you've never heard. The Sunday Night Blues Project

Perfect for those who expect a little intelligence in their music, thanks to his reputation as a published poet. Jazz&Blues Report

If you want to hear swinging blues, this is the place. I must commend Mr. Basile for creating a fine set of musical stories. Highly recommended! Steve Jones, Crossroads Blues Society

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