On “Blow,” Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses‘ second album, the singer- trumpet player and his rowdy horn-driven party band blow hard and mostly fast on 11 tracks including eight new originals, with barely containable brass and sass.
Even more so than “Return of the Wildest!,” the hard- touring Las Vegas – based outfit’s acclaimed 2012 debut,
“Blow” (Warrior Records/Universal, Tuesday, June 10, 2014) captures the off-the-hook energy and unabashed fun of a live Witnesses show, where audience members from 9 to 99 get off their tail-feathers to dance, swing and jump, jive an’ wail along with the musicians.
Not surprisingly, “Blow” was the most-added album on American jazz radio its first week out. It debuted in the CMJ Jazz Chart’s Top 25 and jumped into iTunes’ Top 15 jazz during its premiere week as well.