Another brand new album (release date is October 6) comes from New York guitarist, composer and singer Joe Caro.
The really great thing about this CD is it’s mood, it has the perfect sound for those days where even a dog has his days, so if you have the blues but you need it funky and you want to shout it out loud then here is your album.
The Met Band features Paul Shaffer from the World’s Most Dangerous Band; Mark Egan on electric bass (Pat Metheny), Anton Fig on drums (Bob Dylan “Knocked Out Loaded”), Aaron Comess on drums, (Spin Doctors), Billy Peterson on upright bass (Bob Dylan “Blood On The Tracks”), Robbie Kondor on keys (Eric Clapton, Whitney Houston), Chris Palmaro on grand piano & rhodes (Yellowjackets), Tom “Bones” Malone on trombone & baritone sax (“The Blues Brothers”), Aaron Heick on sax (Sting “Symphonicities”), Etienne Stadwijk on piano (Pieces of a Dream, Richard Bona) & Mike Rodriguez on trumpet (David Bowie “Nothing Has Changed”). The album was produced and mixed by Grammy nominated and multi-platinum award winning Roman Klun and will be released on Innsbruck Records.
The CD starts with the Bob Dylan song “Highway 61 Revisited” with great funky horns and the whole band in full speed.
The next two songs are originals from Joe Caro, “Hot Mess” with the guitar giving a steady pulse and “Information Junkie” which reminds me of Steely Dan.
The Jimi Hendrix song “Fire” comes next, followed by “That Old Black Magic” which is maybe the song with the most positive mood on the album.
Since we all feel a little bit cheered up it’s time for the title song “Every dog has his day” where Joe Caro shows us the restricted and grey world of a dog “rolling over, day after day, just for a treat, I’d rather be astray”, but I guess what is valid for a dog is also valid for all of us as we have learned in the movie “Groundhog Day”:
Another highlight of the CD is “Natural Woman” played instrumental only where Joe Caro shows all his artistry and experience with different sounds and effects on the guitar.
If you like the blues, if you like it funky and on top of that if you like the sound of a guitar then this is the perfect album. As I said in the beginning, the album has also this unique mood, I would say this is urban blues at it’s best.