If you don't already know, Jay was a member of Wilco, the yardstick amongst which all alt-country bands are measured against. Following a departure from Wilco in 2001 Jay made some great solo albums. To be honest I am not a big Wilco fan, but there is an honesty in Jay's music that cannot be ignored. Unfortunately Jay is gone now, but he left behind a body of musical work that will speak for him in the future. This album is without production chicanery. A straight ahead emotive outpouring. Kicking At The Perfumed Air is a free download on the very cool Chicago based net-label Rock Proper. Thanks to Casy and the folks at rock proper for the many great and free downloads on their site!