by Troy "Trombone Shorty" AndrewsTroy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews


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A staple of the legendary New Orleans music scene since he was four years old, Trombone Shorty and his ace band, Orleans Avenue, make their Verve Forecast debut with Backatown.

Produced by Galactic's Ben Ellman, the album's fourteen tracks capture the energy of Shorty's inimitable live performance and the band's unique combination of funk, R&B, rock, and classic New Orleans influences.

Shorty is a veteran of Lenny Kravitz's band and has also collaborated with U2, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Connick Jr.

The album features guest appearances by Allen Toussaint (on a cover of his R&B classic "On Your Way Down"), Marc Broussard (who duets with Shorty on "Right to Complain"), and Lenny Kravitz (who plays guitar and sings on "Something Beautiful").

U2's the Edge says of Shorty, "We were just mesmerized by him," and Lenny Kravitz adds that "Shorty is a genius. He's a genius player, he's got nothing but personality, he plays his ass off, and he's a beautiful human being. I love Shorty." From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 04/20/2010
Label: Verve Forecast
UPC: 0602527364131
catalogNumber: 001419402
Rank: 749

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews   Primary Artist
Lenny Kravitz   Guitar,Background Vocals,Soloist
Allen Toussaint   Piano
Marc Broussard   Vocals
Mike Ballard   Bass
Troy Andews   Percussion,Trombone,Trumpet,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals
Dwayne Williams   Percussion
Charles Smith   Synthesizer Bass
Pete Murano   Guitar
Joey Peebles   Drums
Dan Oestreicher   Baritone Saxophone
Clarence Slaughter   Flute,Saxophone

Technical Credits

Allen Toussaint   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
Mike Kappus   Executive Producer,Management
Ben Ellman   Producer,Engineer
Matt Cornell   Executive Producer,Management
Mike Ballard   Composer,Vocal Engineer
PJ Morton   Composer
Ryan Montbleau   Composer
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews   Composer
Korey Richey   Vocal Engineer
Dwayne Williams   Composer
Charles Smith   Vocal Engineer
Pete Murano   Composer
Kyle Lamy   Engineer
Joey Peebles   Composer
David Barlett   Executive Producer
Dave Barlett   Management
Dan Oestreicher   Composer
Clarence Slaughter   Composer
Alexander Alvarez   Engineer

Customer Reviews

Backatown 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This CD has a song(s) that everyone, of every age, will love. My 20-year-old son and I both said "yeah" after the first 15 seconds. We listen to lots of music of all genres and this gets our vote for best CD of 2010. Hope to hear Trombone Shorty live at Jazz Fest 2011.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like the funk and jazz sounds of New Orleans (ie. Galactic), this will not disappoint. From start to finish with the exception of the obligatory soft tempo tracks, this will have your feet tapping, your body moving to the beat and smiling. It does not disappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely worthwhile. New Orleans sound with a good beat. Doesn't overwhelm you with the horns. Clever cuts. Creative sounds
bertiep More than 1 year ago
This guy may be the darlin' of N'awlins and may put on some really great live shows, but this CD is really mediocre despite the best efforts of everyone involved including the cameos of Kravitz and Broussard. The tunes are all very similar in structure and tempo. I'd rather listen to Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen anyday for a taste of N'awlins. The same applies to Marc Broussard who is THE unsung R & B master right now!!
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