Trombone Shorty Reunites The Meters

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The original Meters have reunited in the studio to record the song ‘Be My Lady’ for the new Trombone Shorty album Say That To Say This, due for a September 10 release via Verve.  The track marks The Meters’ first studio recording together since 1977.

Trombone Shorty (Troy Andrews) co-produced the 10-track CD with Grammy-nominated R&B producer, Raphael Saadiq.The first single from the album, ‘Fire & Brimstone,’ debuted on USA Today last week.

“It’s really funky, like James Brown funk mixed with New Orleans Meters and Neville Brothers mixed with what I do on top… And we have a bit of R&B from Raphael’s side,” said Andrews about the new album, the follow-up to last year’s For True, which spent 12 weeks at the top of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart.

Earlier this year Andrews was given the highly prestigious slot closing on the mains stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (previously held for over two decades by The Neville Brothers).

Andrews and his band Orleans Avenue kicked off their summer tour at New York’s Central Park Summerstage on Monday (July 22) and have  39 more dates in America and Europe before the end of the year, including performances at the Newport Folk Festival, Outside Lands in San Francisco and as well as dates with The Avett Brothers, Zac Brown Band and Grace Potter.

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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