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
Performance CreditsTroy "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 CreditsAllen 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
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.
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.
Definitely worthwhile. New Orleans sound with a good beat. Doesn't overwhelm you with the horns. Clever cuts. Creative sounds
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!!