John Mayall's Bluesbreakers visit in San Francisco at the beginning of 1968 brought a number of shows that highlighted 21-year-old Mick Taylor as great and inventive guitarist, as proved by this recorded document which has been sourced from the late Bill Graham site, Wolfgang's Vault broadcasts. It is a stereo recording that shows
Taylor's brilliance from the first number, a nice rendition of Elmore James' "Dust My Broom" and especially Otis Rush's "So Many Roads" where
his guitar solos become more fluent and descriptive. The rest of the band shines too with Dick Heckstall-Smith's sax in evidence throughout "It's My Own Fault" and drummer Keef Hartley having a prolonged solo while playing his own composition "Soul Of A Short Fan Man".
This is a nice release that could easily have been released on a silver disc due to the excellence of the performance, however the limited length of this recording may restrict interest in it to the purists only.