Saturday, March 23, 2013
WARNING: Jam Band Ahead
If a 15 minute version of "Dreams" isn't your cup of tea, then I won't try to sell you on it. But, I wouldn't be posting a 2013 performance of the Allman Brothers if I didn't feel it was worth your time.
This is from the last night of the Beacon Theatre run and it is really something else. Warren Haynes delivers a fine solo, though not really anything he hasn't done before. Derek Trucks on the other hand, turns in something special.
But the real reason I am posting this video is what happens in between. I've talked about Maurice Brown many times on these pages. I first met Maurice in 2004 at a place called the Funky Butt in New Orleans. We became friends and for the last 9 years, I've seen Mr. Brown play his trumpet with his own jazz quintet, a larger funk unit he called Soul'd U Out, with jazz legends Louis Hayes & Curtis Fuller, Wynton Marsalis, and most recently as a very key member of the Tedeschi Trucks Band. For 9 years, Maurice Brown has taken every performance to a higher place. And here with the Allmans, he does it again.