BORN TO HORN
features 11 all new original compositions by Blind Willie. A fun and inventive approach to a new jazz-blues genre, straight from the heart of jazz and blues itself: Saint Louis. This disc takes listeners on a wild ride from Willie's upbeat Latin Flute playing on "D.O.A. Blues"
, to some intense uptempo Bass playing by Dave Certain
on "For Certain"
. On "Blues In 'da Cot"
, Willie's haunting trumpet playing is emotive and sensitive, reminiscent of a bygone film noir era. "Blues for Adam & Eve"
showcases his Bluesy Baritone Sax and lively sense of humor. One of the two vocal numbers, "They Call Me Names",
is co-written and performed with Willie's daughter, vocalist Cara Dineen
. The other vocal track and only cover on the disc, "I've Got News for You"
, brings out Willie's alter ego, Dr. Cambodius Funkalodius, all the way from 'Pascagoula, Mississippi' to sing some dirty blues and play some "wah-wah" trumpet. The final track of the album "Whale Bait",
a collective improvisation by the band, concludes the disc with an ode to the Avant-Garde, fitting to Blind Willie's artistic ideology: being "Blind to the S.(ame) O.(ld) S.(***)!
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