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BIG BAND OF BROTHERS A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers

April 6 | 8:00 pm

$44.75 – $55

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PDX Jazz presents
BIG BAND OF BROTHERS A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band
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Join the Big Band of Brothers touring ensemble, a celebration of the Allman Brothers Band all-time classic songs done big band jazz style featuring: original Allman Brothers legend Jaimoe, Sammy Miller & The Congregation, Lamar Williams Jr., & Drew Smithers.
This touring package is based on and inspired by the acclaimed album Big Band of Brothers: A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band. Released by New West Records in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band’s debut, the album features a 10-song set of jazz interpretations of ABB favorites.
While jazz interpretations of Allman Brothers Band classics might come off as a surprise to some, the genre always held great inspiration for the band and its members. Gregg Allman, recalling the band’s early days, told the journalist Bob Beatty, “Jaimoe [Allman Brothers Band drummer Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson] turned all of us on to so much neat stuff. He gave us a proper education about jazz and got us into Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Kind of Blue was always on the turntable — Duane really got his head around that album — and he also seriously dug Coltrane’s My Favorite Things.”
  Warren Haynes, longtime ABB guitarist, offered this about Duane, “He talked a lot about how important Coltrane was in influencing him. It’s almost cliche to say that you’ve been influenced by John Coltrane these days because it’s so obvious that he’s an icon. But for somebody in the early ‘70s to actually take that influence into a rock or pop sensibility was quite a stretch. Perhaps he helped to make Coltrane a universal influence in ways he didn’t even realize…”

“Albums offering jazz renditions of rock songs are commonplace nowadays, so the element of surprise has faded. But A Jazz Celebration Of The Allman Brothers Band is an accomplishment of a higher order.” Downbeat
“That it’s a larger ensemble bringing the Allmans’ music into the jazz realm, rather than a smaller combo, is a curious but ultimately brilliant ploy. In lesser hands it might have swerved into novelty, but the payoff comes right away…” JazzTimes


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