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Album Review: 'Jet Airliner'

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Jet Airliner

Current Status:
In Season
Paul Pena

We gave it a B+

Twenty-nine years after it was recorded for his New Train LP (released last year after much industry bumbling), 24 years after Steve Miller made it a smash, the author’s original gets its props. Heavier and bluesier than Miller’s, it’s a shoulda-been-classic-rock 747. For Pena, a blind San Franciscan whose later achievements in Tuvan-style throat singing (!) were documented in the 1999 film Genghis Blues, it’s another chapter in an incredible life. B+