3.5 stars (out of 4)
One of his fans,
The Doctor plays less piano and more electric keyboards, which means he's less inclined to draw on his tourist-friendly Professor Longhair mannerisms. Instead, he soaks "Revolution" in Farfisa-organ eeriness and conjures voodoo imagery from an Optigan (a vintage sampling keyboard) on "Big Shot."
"My Children, My Angels" and "God's Sure Good" allow the 71-year-old artist to close the album on a reflective note, but the cracks, imperfections and mystic weirdness of this music are where his personality truly lies. "Let's all pray on it, right now," he mutters before digging into his keyboard solo on "Revolution." He brings the trickster god "Eleggua" out of the murk, and presides over the "Kingdom of Izzness." It's Dr. John's world, in all its voodoo inscrutability, rediscovered.