Jimmy Jewell started out in 1962 playing tenor sax with various R&B and jazz bands in the north of England. In 1963 he decided to turn professional and joined the group Kris Ryan and the Questions, originally a rock band, which due to his influence, switched to playing R&B and Soul/Jazz, a la Ray Charles & James Brown. The band got a record deal with Mercury and 2 singles and an EP were released. The manager of the band wanted it to move in a more commercial direction and a solo single by Ryan was released. Jimmy left the band in 1965.
What the critics said about I'm amazed - an amazingly good album - Melody Maker.
Jewell deserves his showcase and deserves sales as well - Music Week.
Me and Jimmy Jewell are feeling mellow together - New Musical Express.
A real hot one - Manchester Evening News.
From the first time I met you - Sounds like an album with staying power cured my Monday morning depression better than any aspirin. Those that have ears, please listen - Sounds.
There is throughout this album a feeling of directness and a quality of unpretentious melodic playing which is totally captivating - Jazz Journal.
Jewell's music is cool, flowing, sometimes intricate but always relaxing - Music Week.
An album with real personality a pleasure to listen to - The Hot Press
Jewell is a powerful saxophonist - Manchester Evening News.