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by Tony Edwards
posted 25/08/2017

‘Parking Lot Symphony’ from Trombone Shorty – Eastside Radio Album Of The Week (24-30 Aug)


‘Parking Lot Symphony’ from Trombone Shorty is Eastside Radio’s Album Of The Week.

This is Trombone Shorty’s (AKA Troy Andrews) seventh studio album as a band-leader since releasing his debut in 2002, and there’s been four live albums as well during that period. On top of that impressive back-catalogue Andrews has contributed to countless other albums as a multi-instrumentalist.


‘Parking Lot Symphony’ traverses trombone led funk – there’s brass hooks aplenty – as well as New Orleans jazz,  blues, and instrumental deep funk.  There’s two more sombre, respectful dirges on the record, as well as some more pop/hip hop crossover style arrangements. Here Come the Girls,” is a new interpretation of an Allen Toussaint original from 1970. Familiar is co-written with rnb/soul star Aloe Blacc.


We’ll be bringing you selections from the album all week. Eastside Radio Supporters can win copies of the album by tuning into our Eastside Drive programs, 4pm-6pm every weekday.

‘Parking Lot Symphony’ is out though Blue Note Records – and you can find more information, buy, listen to, watch or stream the album here.

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