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Too much producing, not enough trombone.
on November 24, 2013
First off, let me say that I am an absolutely huge fan of Trombone Shorty. Backatown and For True are absolutely great albums. Unfortunately, his newest album just doesn't hold up to the first two. It's not inherently bad, but the album just feels way too produced. Fire and Brimstone and Say That to Say This are both really good songs but there's just too much R & B going on here. There's plenty of good music to be heard here, but way too much layering and messing around with the song. I know that he has a new producer, but I just want Trombone Shorty to get back to playing his signature funk, rock jazz. Get Saadiq out of the booth and let the man play his trombone. Plus, where's that berry sax player at? That guy is an animal!