Thoughtful listening is, I doubt, what LOUIS PRIMA Jr. was aiming for on BLOW [Warrior Records wr16532]. Prima [tpt/voc] and his nonet [The Witnesses] pretty much pick up with the good time shout music that was his dad’s stock and trade. There is less emphasis on the Italo-New Orleans patina of Prima senior’s music but the emphasis is still on boisterous in your face party music. Nothing subtle here but fans of Prima Sr. might well find this of interest in the 11 tracks that includes, Thats My Home, recorded by his father in the late 1950s and, though the magic of engineering, has junior singing with senior on this reissue. Not Jazz, it’s jazzy.

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