No limit Lady
Release date: August 21, 2020
Vanessa Collier - Alto, Tenor, Baritone) Sax, vocals
Resonator Guitar (Track 3)
Laura Chavez - guitar
William Gorman - keyboards
C C Ellis - bass (Tracks: 2,3,4,6,7,9,10)
Cornell Williams - bass (track 11)
Scot Sutherland - bass (tracks 1,5,8)
Nick Stevens - drums, percussion
Quinn Carson - trombone
Doug Woolverton - trumpet
01 Super Bad 02:54
02 What Makes You Beautiful 03:47
03 Bloodhound 03:33
04 I Don't Want Anything To Change 04:18
05 Leave Your Hat On 04:35
06 Take A Chance On Me 03:09
07 If Only 03:45
08 Weep And Moan 05:32
09 Who's In Power? 03:29
10 Freshly Squozen 04:36
11 Heart On The Line 04:20
"Heart On The Line"
Phenix Fire Records - 2020
Produced by Vanessa Collier
Dallas born Vanessa Collier is an example of musical intelligence. Her youth is allied with her experience to accelerate one more step that consolidates the good health and strength of blues music in the 21st century. A saxophonist by devotion, Collier stores all the black music he has been able to absorb, the swing of jazz, the soul of Otis Redding and the rhythm & blues of Ray Charles, the old blues, James Brown and Prince at the same time. All this in the head of a woman who vindicates Bonnie Raitt to understand how profound a musical performance can be. "Heart On The Line" is her fourth album and the first that the artist has produced from start to finish, which has meant knowing how far she can go with her music, a plethoric and tremendously modern album. I believe that Vanessa Collier can have no limits if she wants to.
A chat with Vanessa Collier
B21 - First of all, how has been the confinement at home?
VC - You know, it really was a nice change to be at home for awhile. I have been going strong for the past few years and I barely took any time off between the 150+ shows in 2019 and recording an album in early January, hitting the road again in 2020 only a week later. So, it was wonderful to stay home and wake up in the same place to see how the sun shone differently through my window every morning. It was also very difficult at first, as I unfortunately had to lay my almost fourteen year old German Shepherd to rest three days after I returned home. But, I would have otherwise probably been on the road when she passed, so I’m thankful that I could be with her. I’m also thankful I was working on finishing up my new album, “Heart On The Line”, during those first few weeks after losing her because it helped me to heal to do what I love - playing saxophones, singing, arranging, and producing. Since then, I’ve also gotten to do some things I’ve been curious about for so long - I reached out to a local organic farm and I have been volunteering a few days a week there for six months or so; I’ve gone on a lot of hikes and started a yoga practice four days a week; I’ve spent a lot of time in the kitchen attempting new dishes and cooking all the veggies from the farm; and I’ve played a lot more piano too!
This interview took place on October 16, 2020