Trombone Shorty – For True (Verve Records.2011)
Funk, Impro, Jazz, Rock, Soul, Hip Hop…these are some of the ingredients of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue incredible sound.
“We never sat down and really thought about concepts and what we wanted our music to sound like. It’s just that, over the years, we allowed each one of the band members to bring their influences and taste in music into our music. Anything we hear or are influenced by, it naturally comes out in what we’re trying to do. It’s just our sound, and it happened naturally.” says Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews.
Andrews happen to be one of those New Orleans musical geniuses playing the trumpet, bass, percussion, drums, organ, piano, synth and of course trombone.
For True follows the top charter and grammy nominated Backatown ( Verve.2010) and the names you can see on the liner notes prove that Shorty and Orleans Avenue have already made an impressive mark in the industry. Jeff Beck (on Do To Me), Lenny Kravitz (Roses) or Kid Rock (Mrs. Orleans).
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue are a live must see above all and have just finished yet another huge tour across Europe. Even if Andrews is the brain that writes and co-writes all the tracks and sometimes plays all the instrumental parts, Orleans Avenue (Mike Ballard on bass, Pete Murano on guitar, Joey Peebles on drums, Dwayne Williams on percussion, Dan Oestreicher on baritone sax and Tim McFatter on tenor sax) really is the blood that keeps the whole thing flowing and rolling.
Feel good, crisp and funky, Trombone Shorty’s sound is one that brings people together, whether you’re a New Orleans Jazz lover, a European Urban follower or just a guy sitting in your car waiting for the light to turn green… these guys’ got something for everyone.