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Trombone Shorty (a.k.a. Troy Andrews) and his smoking band, Orleans Avenue, tear through a gumbo of New Orleans funk, jazz, rock, R&B, and hip-hop on his second major-label release. Picking up where his 2010 smash Backatown left off, For True comes out swinging and never lets up. A child prodigy born into a well-known musical family from New Orleans’ Tremé neighborhood, Andrews is a rare talent. Trombone is his main instrument, but he’s also highly skilled on trumpet, organ, and drums, all of which he plays here (for proof, check out his one-man-band effort on the sizzling “UNC”). He also provides soulful vocals on several tracks. There are cameos from big-time guests, including the Rebirth Brass Band (“Buckjump”), Warren Haynes (“Encore”), Jeff Beck (“Do to Me”), Kid Rock (“Mrs. Orleans”), and Cyril and Ivan Neville (“Nervis”), and they all add their piece without overshadowing the bandleader. In fact, the best cuts—“The Craziest Thing,” “Dumaine St.,” both parts of “Lagniappe,” and the title track—feature Andrews and Orleans Avenue alone. Energetic and funky, For True will get your party started.

Customer Reviews


Wow, this is something different for a change. I dig the definite New Orleans sound, but it's got an injection of Pop from some guest artists. It's classified as a jazz album, but it's broader than that, and very approachable for someone who doesn't dig on ultra cerebral jazz. Thank you for making a cool record, Shorty.

N'orleans Funky!

Nice funky vibe! Especially enjoying "Roses, Buckjump, Encore, Do to Me & Mrs. Orleans"!

Great Album

Just heard this morning that the new album was out and I checked it out on iTunes right away. All the tracks sounded great so I bought it! I was a big fan of the last album (Backatown) and this one is more of the same - great music with a lot of energy and personality. I don't know why this gets classified as jazz as even Trombone Shorty calls it Super Funk Rock. There is a LOT of pop vocals and styling mixed in with that awesome New Orleans brass sound, all of which makes for a great album to listen or dance to. Highly recommended!

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