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TROMBONE SHORTY-SAY THAT TO SAY THIS -“THE GROOVE THAT NEVER QUITS”-CD REVIEW-BY JOHN EMMS

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Trombone Shorty’s latest album Say That To Say This is an album that could be played anywhere in the world.

And it should be.

Why you ask?

Because the ‘groove” never quits.

That’s the key. Drop this music anywhere and it will move you.

Look folks, great musicianship  never goes out of style!

Songs like Get The Picture, and the Meter-esque instrumental title track mix funky guitars, punchy horns, and above all accessible hooks that finish in under 3 minutes.

If that was not enough Andrews gets The Meters back together in the studio for an airy and elegant take on Be My Lady

It kills, just like the Neville/Kravitz inspired Dream On and the funky time signature that drives the track Long Weekend.

What Andrews and his superb band Orleans Avenue do on Say That To Say This is almost what Steely Dan used to do for their hit songs.

That is, make intelligent and eclectic music.

Co-producer Raphael Saadiq can take a lot of credit for how this album is integrated.

In fact, Saadiq (also an excellent musician) knows what a band sounds like locked in.

And for lack of a better term Saadiq’s production work is like a glue.

It bonds Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue into a distinctive sound.

You need this!

JOHN EMMS is a veteran music journalist, Sun Media contributor, radio host, and singer-songwriter with Canadian blues/roots rockers THE SHAFTMEN

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/the-worlds-gone-crazy/id673101570

 

 

 

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