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Singer, songwriter, and horn blower Trombone Shorty is slated to drop his forthcoming record Parking Lot Symphony on Friday, April 28. In preparation for his keep reading »

You’ve probably heard rumblings of the joint Trombone Shorty and Raphael Saadiq project in the works for this fall, and maybe you’ve heard the first single “Fire And Brimstone” courtesy of USA Today, but as a special treat for all of our readers, we’ve got the first look into studio for Say That To Say This, set to be released on Verve Records on September 10th.

Andy Allo has arrived! With her sophomore release Superconductor dropping 11/20/12 under the tutelage of the one and only Prince, the excitement is amping up more and more each and every day. With the single “People Pleaser” hitting the digital world a couple weeks ago fans have been chomping at the bit for new material and today we’ve got an upgrade. “People Pleaser’s” brand new music video is every bit as explosive and funky as the song and succeeds in bringing that excitement level all the way up to a 10.

Andy Allo may be the new girl on the block with Prince’s New Power Generation, but with a number of breakout performances and a growing fan base, Allo is coming into her own with no hesitation. Her sophomore album, ‘Superconductor,’ (produced by Prince) will be out November 20th of this year and features Maceo Parker and Trombone Shorty among many other great musicians. Ahead of the release, Allo sat down with The Revivalist for an exclusive look into the Andy Allo x Prince connection and how that manifested itself in ‘Superconductor’ along a healthy dose of what makes Allo tick.

The historic Preservation Hall in New Orleans is celebrating its 50th anniversary by releasing an album featuring its very own Preservation Hall Jazz Band with special guests including the tUnE-yArDs, Trombone Shorty, Yasiin Bey, My Morning Jacket, Allen Toussaint, and many more. The album, entitled St. Peter and 57th, will feature live recordings their Carnegie Hall show in January.

The “supafunkrock” sound of Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue was most definitely a highlight at this year’s New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. NOLA born Troy Andrews and his band, Orleans Avenue, are a favorite and major attraction at the Festival. The massive crowd that gathered at The Fairgrounds on Sunday April 29th for the performance was true testament to the popularity and acclaim TSOA has garnered throughout their story.

Ambitious projects that seek to mash up genres tend to yield something unique or miss the mark, but luckily for music fans this one mostly turns out OK. Sponsored by Hyundai and brought together by The Grammys, Re:Generations takes five contemporary DJs and puts them in different settings to see how successful they could be with cross-genre, cross-generational collaborations. Director Amir Bar-Lev suggests throughout the film that convergence is what’s happening with music in general, especially through the implicit double meaning of the title.

Trombone Shorty is actively working with Mayor Mitch Landrieu to distribute professional level trombones and trumpets throughout the city to schools in need. The first recipient school was KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) McDonogh 15 Middle School, which Trombone Shorty attended from kindergarten until the 7th grade.

The oft-neglected of the brass instruments, you don’t always here their names, but you have undoubtedly heard the unmistakable deep pop as they emerge from under the rest of the horn section, growling into your ears. From Dixieland to jazz, funk, and even hip-hop trombone players have defined recordings and bands with their swinging glissandos, muted wahs, and distinctive melodic growls. Here to continue our “Evolution of the Instrument” series are the Trombone players.