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Big Band of Brothers

New West Records released Big Band of Brothers: A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band in November 2019 as a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band's debut. The album features a 10-song set of jazz interpretations of ABB favorites. Project creator and co-producer John Harvey described how it all came about: "For the Big Band of Brothers album we began with timeless Allman Brothers Band classics, commissioned brilliant big band arrangements for them, and brought them to life through passionate performances - all sweetened by contributions from distinguished guest artists." The album garnered massive praise from both jazz and ABB fans, and from critics in publications such as Downbeat: "Albums offering jazz renditions of rock songs are commonplace nowadays, so the element of surprise has faded. But A Jazz Celebration Of The Allman Brothers Band is an accomplishment of a higher order." The Big Band of Brothers touring ensemble will feature special guests Jaimoe (one of two surviving original ABB members) and Lamar Williams Jr. (son of ABB bassist Lamar Williams) backed by Sammy Miller and The Congregation and Drew Smithers in a one-of-a-kind big band show. The Allman Brothers Band Museum in Macon, GA (known as The Big House) will be along for the ride setting up a mobile exhibit at each tour stop showcasing some of their collection of ABB memorabilia, the largest in the world.

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Gregg Allman
organ, Hammond B3
Allman Brothers Band
band/orchestra

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