I just got done listening to the album "Backatown", and I wait till Sunday to put it up here.
Do you like Jazz - like the old school Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk kind of jazz? Do you like R&B, like Boys 2 Men or Brian McKnight? Do you like to rawk out with your guac out? This album is for you then.
Troy 'Trombone Shorty' Andrews is supported by his band Orleans Avenue; bassist Mike Ballard, guitarist Pete Murano, saxophonist Dan Oestreicher, drummer Joey Peebles, and percussionist Dwayne Williams. Andrews plays both trombone and trumpet and provides lead vocals on the five tracks with lyrics. You'll also hear some guitar and singing from a certain Lenny Kravitz. By the way, Trombone Shorty refers to his diverse musical style as 'supafunkrock'.
Probably my favorite song, Where Y' At comes near the end of the album. Don't let that tarnish your view of the entire album. This is one you throw on and leave on. Jazz Fusion at its finest. Hurricane Season is a monstrous work of funk that kicks the album off perfectly. The title track, Suburbia, and The Cure are standouts. Big horns blast your cerebellum into tiny bits of gray matter begging to be soothed by jazz.
Where Y' At
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