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The Branch Office by Trevor Rabin

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Album Title: Jacaranda
Label: Varese Fontana
Released: 2012


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About the Album

Jacaranda is Trevor Rabin's new solo project. Trevor explains this track in his notes: "The Branch Office was a club in Johannesburg where a mentor of mine played often, Hennie Becker. He was a musician and keyboard player the likes of which I haven't heard since. I became friendly with John Fourie, a guitarist, who I first heard play as part of the band with Hennie, and would often go to his apartment to jam. Really he was jamming, I was learning. He died recently and sadly, not enough people heard him. He was admired tremendously. Drummer Tony Moore and bass player Johnnie Bossoff were the other players who made up the band. Both were incredible. I was lucky enough to play with the band quite often. I asked my son Ryan to play drums on this track. His band Grouplove, were kind enough to lend him to me. I knew technically how good Ryan was, but the way he so naturally played 7/8, blew me away. Guitars were my Stratocaster, the Alvarez signature and Alembic bass."

Song Listing

Spider Boogie: Market Street: Anerley Road; Through the Tunnel; The Branch Office; Rescue; Kilarney 1&2; Storks Bill Geranium Waltz; Me and My Boy; Freethought; Zoo Lake; Gazania.


Additional Personnel

Trevor Rabin: dobro (1, 3, 9, 11), Westone Rainbow (1-3, 9), Alembic bass (1, 4-5, 9), upright bass (2), Gibson Super 400 CES (2-3, 12), Moon acoustic (2, 4, 9, 12), gut string (2, 12), Young Chang Grand piano (2, 7), B3 organ (2), Alvarez signature (3, 5, 9, 11), Gibson Les Paul (3, 9), Stratocaster (3-5, 12), Gretsch (3), Barney Kessel (3, 8, 11), Tobias guitar (3), Ludwig banjo (9, 12), Bugbass upright bass (11), autoharp (12), Westone fretless bass (12), Alvarez acoustic (12); Vinnie Colaiuta, drums (2, 4); Tal Wilkenfeld: electric bass (3); Liz Constantine: vocals (6); Lou Molino: drums (3, 11); Ryan Rabin: drums (5, 11).


Date featured

August 16, 2012

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