Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Song premiere: Trombone Shorty's 'Fire & Brimstone'

Fire & Brimstone, an apt description of Trombone Shorty's performance style, is also the title of a new song from his upcoming album. The tune premieres at USA TODAY.

In the midtempo jazz-funk workout, the horn player sings, "Until I'm through and God takes me home, everything that comes out of my trombone is fire and brimstone." 

The 10-track Say That to Say This, the follow-up to 2011's For True, will be released Sept. 10 on Verve Records. Raphael Saadiq produced the album, which finds Trombone Shorty facilitating a reunion of The Meters and Cyril Neville on the ballad Be My Lady, their first studio recording since 1977.
Born Troy Andrews, the trumpeter/trombonist grew up in a musical family in the storied New Orleans neighborhood of Tremé and was a bandleader by age 6. He attended the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts.

For True spent 12 weeks atop Billboard's contemporary jazz chart and garnered raves from The New Yorker and Rolling Stone.

Dubbed "New Orleans' brightest new star in a generation" by NPR and an "unstoppable force" by The New York Times.

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