Backatown

April 20, 2010 | Format: MP3

$5.00
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 20, 2010
  • Release Date: April 20, 2010
  • Label: Verve Forecast
  • Copyright: (C) 2010 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 43:06
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  • ASIN: B003G8WI7G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #168 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

The first time I bought an entire CD download!
C. Tabb
Like I said, I really hope he goes far and that his talent really catches on.
Steven Davis
This album has great variety; some vocal, some instrumentals.
JB

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Sick Muse on April 20, 2010
Format: Audio CD
I love this record. A strong rock album that encompasses multiple influences and stitches them together beautifully without being overly respectful of any one tradition. The nine instrumentals range from 21st-century New Orleans brass/hip-hop fills to soul jazz a la Grant Green and Jimmy Smith to straight up rock anthems, and the vocal tracks are just as varied, strong and catchy. Cohesive, flowing, with thought-through virtuoso playing and soloing throughout. 'Backatown' gets the party started...
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Gregory R. Dawson on April 23, 2010
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If you have ever heard Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave live then you will not be disappointed with this performance. This album opens up with a strong performance of "Hurricane Season" to lay the foundation. It eases back with "On your way down". You can hear Lenny Kravitz (background vocals and guitar) on "Something Beautiful". One of my favorite tracks is Suburbia it has a great feeling to it.

It is hard to pin Trombone Shorty to a genre, this is what makes it great. This album is a refreshing look at Funk/Jazz/Rock. You definitely hear the Jazz heritage coming through strong, but with some great fusion with rock and funk. By the way if he comes to your town go and see him, you will be very happy you did and you can thank me later
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Steven Davis on April 27, 2010
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I really, really hope that this cat goes far in his career and that a lot of people get turned on to his music. I can't tell you how refreshing it is to hear this kind of music coming out right now!

I saw him about a month or so before this release at Mountain Stage in Charleston, WV. The whole room immediately came alive (which is really rare at Mountain Stage because it's a NPR radio show) and it was just incredible. I went straight home and searched for him all over the internet. Now the album is out on a national label and I just hope that it gets the recognition and appreciation it deserves.

The phrase "jack of all trades, master of none" definitely doesn't apply to this guy. He is certainly a jack of all trades, but he can actually master each of them. I just finished my fourth listen through this album and absolutely love it.

Shorty is very diverse but each track is anchored in the original, horn-heavy, and upbeat style of New Orleans jazz. Tracks like "Suburbia" sound like straight-up rock in the vein of Metallica or Pearl Jam but somehow his horns sound right at home among the electric guitar riffs and his use of brass provides a sound and a feel that would otherwise seem out of place in that kind of rock. Some of the tracks like "Something Beautiful" and "On Your Way Down" have beats behind them that are very reminiscent of old-school hip-hop and modern R&B. Some songs like "Quiet as Kept" sound like straight-up funk with Shorty weaving in and out seamlessly while "In the 6th" has a very Latin flavor. The title track, "Backatown" is very atmospheric and probably my favorite so far. "Neph" also shares that really atmospheric vibe and feels very clear and clean.

How he manages to integrate all these styles so flawlessly is just ridiculous.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Keegan R. Lerch on August 22, 2010
Format: Audio CD
WOW! I was completely blown away by a recent live performance of this group! I was so impressed that I wanted to buy the disc at the concert... but, surprise!, it had sold out already by the time I got to the merchandise tent. After going to a local disc shop, I popped this baby in my cd player and was engulfed by the sweet sounds of Trombone Shorty. This album absolutely captures the raw energy that this band gives off during live performances and is every bit as exciting.

The album features Allen Touissaint on piano on "On Your Way Down," one of Toussaint's songs. This song is a definite highlight of the album, making it a great rendition of Toussaint's original. Lenny Kravitz sings background vocals and provides a guitar solo on "Something Beautiful," a wonderful neo-soul/R&B song cowritten with Ryan Montbleau. Marc Broussard sings additional vocals on "Right to Complain" and Charles Smith plays synthesized bass on "Backatown" and "Quiet as Kept." The core band features Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews on vocals, trombone, trumpet, keyboard, drums, and percussion! Pete Murano is an awesome guitarist and provides excellent solos and backing. Mike Ballard on bass, Joey Peebles on drums, Dwayne Williams on percussion, Dan Oestreicher and Clarence Slaughter provide awesome horn backgrounds on Bari-Sax and Alto Sax/Flute respectively.

Troy Andrews wrote/co-wrote nearly every song on this album, and it goes to show that his songwriting talent is quite substantial, especially in the New Orleans funk-jazz genre. The opener "Hurricane Season" and the title track feature awesome horn licks and are extremely catchy tunes. This album is a romp through New Orleans tinged funk and R&B and makes great music for a party or gathering.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Scott McWade on April 24, 2010
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Second line riddims + on the one funk + soulful vocals + crunching rock guitars = a fun little album from Trombone Shorty. Looking forward to checking this band out at Mountain Jam. Based upon the evidence here, they would seem to be a real party starter. I'd like to see Troy & Co. join in on the New Mastersounds late night set too, I would think they would find some solid common ground.
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