First Listen: Trombone Shorty delivers instant classic soul jam, NOLA style

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    (February 23, 2022) The music of Troy ‘Trombone Shorty’ Andrews always has that identifiable element of New Orleans second line jazz music dipped in a heavy helping of funk. It is celebratory, and infectiously so. You cannot help but dance, tap your feet, bop your head… do something whenever you hear it.

    Trombone Shorty is one of the many reasons why New Orleans funk and soul music is having a moment. He’s among a group of performers with NOLA roots who are highlighting the diversity of the city’s musical scene. Yes, jazz, blues and marching music come to mind when most folk thing of the music of New Orleans. You will hear all those influences (and more) when you play Trombone Shorty’s music, but you are also going to get some funk, soul, rock, and a bit of hip-hop as well.

    (February 23, 2022) The music of Troy ‘Trombone Shorty’ Andrews always has that identifiable element of New Orleans second line jazz music dipped in a heavy helping of funk. It is celebratory, and infectiously so. You cannot help but dance, tap your feet, bop your head… do something whenever you hear it.

    Trombone Shorty is one of the many reasons why New Orleans funk and soul music is having a moment. He’s among a group of performers with NOLA roots who are highlighting the diversity of the city’s musical scene. Yes, jazz, blues and marching music come to mind when most folk thing of the music of New Orleans. You will hear all those influences (and more) when you play Trombone Shorty’s music, but you are also going to get some funk, soul, rock, and a bit of hip-hop as well.

    Trombone Shorty is a well-rounded entertainer who is not above deploying every arrow in his musical quiver – and that includes his voice. We hear that voice again on his latest single, “Come Back,” from his soon to be released album Lifted. “Come Back” is a brassy, mid-tempo funk ballad that is a plea from Trombone Shorty for his departed lady to return. Listeners will hear rock infused guitars, gospel influences organs, funky drums, and a hard hitting, one the one bass line. Check out Trombone Shorty’s “Come Back” here.

    By Howard Dukes

    Trombone Shorty - "Come Back"

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