Live from the Detroit Jazz Festival - 2012
Mack Avenue SuperBand
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||Liberty Avenue Stroll (Live) [feat. Tia Fuller, Carl Allen, Rodney Whitaker, Aaron Diehl & Sean Jones]||Mack Avenue SuperBand||11:07||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||All Blues (Live) [feat. Kevin Eubanks, Gary Burton, Carl Allen & Rodney Whitaker]||Mack Avenue SuperBand||7:24||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Guantanamera (Live) [feat. Alfredo Rodriguez]||Mack Avenue SuperBand||6:26||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Breakthrough (Live) [feat. Tia Fuller, Carl Allen, Rodney Whitaker, Aaron Diehl & Sean Jones]||Mack Avenue SuperBand||11:36||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Nuages (Live) [feat. Evan Perri, Carl Allen, Rodney Whitaker & Aaron Diehl]||Mack Avenue SuperBand||7:34||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Oh Daddy Blues (Live) [feat. Cécile McLorin Salvant, Carl Allen, Rodney Witaker & Aaron Diehl]||Mack Avenue SuperBand||7:07||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Honky Tonk (Live) [feat. Tia Fuller, Carl Allen, Rodney Whitaker, Aaron Diehl, Sean Jones, Kevin Eubanks, Evan Perri, Diego Rivera & Gary Burton]||Mack Avenue SuperBand||9:24||$1.29||View in iTunes|
With jazz’s emphasis on soloing and bandleaders, it’s sometimes hard to remember that this music is really about community. The Mack Avenue Superband’s Live! is a sharp reminder of this. Featuring 10 players from the Mack Avenue label, the all-star Superband performs live at the Detroit-based label’s hometown jazz festival. Props go to producer Al Pryor, who does an excellent job here in finding time for each player to shine while encouraging a vibe that's as warm as the September evening this was recorded. Pryor also leaves in the crowd’s cheers of support after the musicians take solos, only adding to the communal ambience. Highlights include a freshly re-imagined version of “Guantanamera” featuring pianist Alfredo Rodriguez, Django Reinhardt’s “Nuages” with Hot Club of Detroit guitarist Evan Perri, a jumping version of “Oh Daddy Blues” featuring vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant and pianist Aaron Diehl, and “Liberty Avenue Stroll” by trumpeter Sean Jones. This is a fine example of how Mack Avenue has truly taken on the mantle of one of today’s best jazz labels.
Formed: 2012 in Detroit, MI
Years Active: '10s