Allman Brothers Band – Big Band Of Brothers
In addition to the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band’s debut album. New West Records is releasing Big Band of Brothers, A Jazz Celebration of The Allman Brothers Band. Furthermore, this album could easily be a jazz companion piece to the debut. The 10-song set of jazz interpretations features Allman Brothers Band favorites as well as Marc Broussard and Ruthie Foster. These two tracks are the only vocals on the album. Besides this, instrumental guests Wycliffe Gordon and Jack Pearson are on trombone and guitar, respectively.
While jazz interpretations of Allman Brothers Band classics might come off as a surprise to some. The genre always held great inspiration for the band and its members. Gregg Allman, recalling the band’s early days, told the journalist Bob Beatty, “Jaimoe [Allman Brothers drummer] turned all of us on to so much neat stuff. He gave us a proper education about jazz and got us into Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Kind of Blue was always on the turntable – Duane really got his head around that album. And he also seriously dug Coltrane’s My Favorite Things.” New West Records will release the album on November 22nd, 2019 and will be available at all retail outlets and on-line.
“Dreams’ is the effect that good jazz has had on us.” — DUANE ALLMAN
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