World Premiere: The Mack Avenue Superband honors their "Soul Sister"

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    The Mack Avenue SuperBand’s upcoming album, Live From The Detroit Jazz Festival – 2013, documents a concert at the Motor City’s capacious Hart Plaza by an ensemble of leaders culled from Mack Avenue Records’ extraordinary artist roster. It’s the second configuration of the group, which debuted at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival, mixing veteran stars with mid-career leaders and up-and-comers. The resulting album, Live From The Detroit Jazz Festival – 2012, became an instand SoulTracks favorite.

    The Mack Avenue SuperBand’s upcoming album, Live From The Detroit Jazz Festival – 2013, documents a concert at the Motor City’s capacious Hart Plaza by an ensemble of leaders culled from Mack Avenue Records’ extraordinary artist roster. It’s the second configuration of the group, which debuted at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival, mixing veteran stars with mid-career leaders and up-and-comers. The resulting album, Live From The Detroit Jazz Festival – 2012, became an instand SoulTracks favorite.

    For the follow-up, Al Pryor, Mack Avenue’s Executive Vice President for A&R, assembled a slightly pared-down unit. Back for round two are vibraphonist Gary Burton, trumpeter Sean Jones, guitarist Evan Perri, and the rhythm section of pianist Aaron Diehl, bassist (and music director) Rodney Whitaker and drummer Carl Allen. Joining the mix are veteran soul/jazz saxophone giant Kirk Whalum and the sensational vibraphonist-marimbist, Warren Wolf. The results are no less scintillating—a program as cohesive and precise as a studio recording, but infused with energetic vibrations emanating from the several thousand hip, enthusiastic fans who attended the free concert.

    We're proud to be presenting the World Premiere video of one of the band's great performances, the brilliant ensemble piece "Soul Sister." We think you're going to love it -- it may even make you want to come to Detroit for this year's festival! Check out "Soul Sister" below and tell us what you think!

    Mack Avenue Superband - "Soul Sister"