Mississippi Heat – Warning Shot
Delmark DE 839 (2014)
Though this is Pierre Lacocque’s band and he is the principal songwriter and stage front with his harmonica, there is a strong ensemble feel to all of Mississippi Heat albums. When you listen to this superb CD, you’re not just hearing a band — you’re hearing a family, one with a deep love, understanding, and respect for each other. That special guest Sax Gordon is so seamlessly incorporated into their signature sound speaks volumes. Fourteen of the sixteen songs here are new originals. Inetta Visor sings most of the songs while guitarist Michael Dotson sings on his three originals and drummer Kenny Smith sings one of his own. From straight-ahead Chicago blues, boogie, and swing to Latin beat, Caribbean, and funk, Warning Shot is a remarkable musical achievement!