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Trombone Shorty: Say That to Say This

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For his third Verve album, Troy Andrews, a/k/a Trombone Shorty, and his band Orleans Avenue go back to school--more precisely, back to the slippery yet organic “old school" sound of R&B, soul and funk, thanks to contributions from composer, instrumentalist and co-producer Raphael Saadiq, formerly of the soul vocal group Tony!Toni!Toné! How does Shorty describe his new album? “Really funky, like James Brown mixed with The Meters and Neville Brothers, with what I do on top; and we have a bit of R&B from Raphael's side. All the guys in my band are big, big fans of his, so this ...

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Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue: Denver, CO, December 29, 2012

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Trombone Shorty and Orleans AvenueOgden TheaterDenver, CODecember 29, 2012“Supafunkrock." That's the word singer/trombonist/trumpeter Trombone Shorty coined to describe the music he and his band Orleans Avenue play. The term captures only part of the ingredients the band mixes into its musical mélange. Besides funk and rock, the band adds generous helpings of soul, blues, hip-hop and jazz. Mostly, however, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue sets out to create one big party. And it's no wonder; they're from New Orleans, after all.Friday night, just before the new year, Troy Andrews, better known as Trombone ...

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Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

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Trombone Shorty and Orleans AvenueKeswick TheatreGlenside, PAJune 2, 2012In his introduction at the Keswick Theatre in the Philadelphia suburbs, Philadelphia Folk Festival director Michael Cloeren stated, “Musicians like this come along once in a generation." By the end of the concert, no one at the packed theater could argue with this bold statement, as Troy “Trombone Shorty" Andrews astounded those in attendance with his multiple talents. At twenty-six years old it would seem unlikely that he could have been playing trombone for over twenty years--but that is exactly the case for the New Orleans horn ...



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