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Main » 2011 » August » 14 » Gregg Allman - Jazz Fest Live 2011 (2011)
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Gregg Allman - Jazz Fest Live 2011 (2011)
"I’ve got my hand over my heart,” Gregg Allman says of his extraordinary new album called Low Country Blues , "and if it’s a hit there, it’s a hit.”
Simply put, Low Country Blues is Gregg Allman at his very best, a self-assured, spirited collection that will stand as a major milestone in what is undeniably an exceptional career.  "Places you been, things that you done/Somehow you’re still on the run,” Allman sings on "Just Another Rider.”

This album was recorded live at the legendary
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on 2011.
Here´s a review:
In the Blues Tent of the New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011, the most valuable player of Friday's (May 6) closing set had to be Gregg Allman's new liver.
After all: No it, no him. And no deeply satisfied Blues Tent.
Looking fit and singing strong for a man of his mileage, Allman fronted a brawny, horn-driven band that sounded more Memphis or Muscle Shoals than Macon, typical of his solo work.  The old liver, a victim of Hepatitis C, was swapped out about a year ago.

Long may the new one run. Friday, multiple ovations met solos and song endings.

A few Allman Brothers Band favorites made the playlist, but only "Melissa" would remind anyone of the version they first heard, on 1972's "Eat a Peach." The Allman Brothers favorite "Whipping Post," best known as a slinky 6/8 jam on disc and endless classic-rock-radio plays, was unleashed as a 4/4 stomp.

In addition to his new plumbing, Allman has been revivified by the reception won by his album of blues-chestnut covers released earlier this year, "Low Country Blues" (produced by T Bone Burnett, some keyboards by Dr. John).

Friday, he was additionally bolstered by stellar guitar soloing by Scott Sharrard. Big, big shoes to fill for that guy, but he was up to it. Jay Collins' work on multiple horns, including flute, also earned earnest audience appreciation. They were the standouts in an excellent, supple, crowd-pleasing band.

The Blues Tent was a crowded as I've ever seen it, at least leading up to the set. There was gradual outflow, but everybody who stayed to the end enjoyed an inspiring performance by a slugger making the most of his extra innings.

But ...

Taken from the press release:
Upon his doctor's orders, Gregg Allman is unfortunately being forced to cancel his August 26 through September 15 concert dates. Some of these dates will be rescheduled for later in the year. Allman had to cancel four dates at the end of his four week European tour in June due to an upper respiratory condition. His doctor hoped that with rest, he'd get better, but unfortunately the issue has persisted. Treatment is going to involve several days of hospitalization and 4 - 6 weeks of bed rest at home. Allman continues to recover from his successful liver transplant and expects to return to touring in support of his highly acclaimed "Low Country Blues" album in the late fall.

Gregg Allman (keyboards, guitar, vocals)

Jay Collins (saxophone, flute)
Jerry Jemmott (bass)
Bruce Katz (keyboards)
Floyd Miles (vocals)
Steve Potts (drums)
Scott Sharrad (guitar)

01. Don't Keep Me Wonderin (Allman) 4.23
02. I'm No Angel (Palmer/Colton) 4.11
03. Tears, Tears, Tears (Milburn) 6.21
04. Just Another Rider (Allman/Haynes) 5.43
05. Going Back To Daytona (Greenlee/Myles) 5.27
06. I Can't Be Satisfied (Morganfield) 6.00
07. Dreams (Allman/Tristano) 12.35
08. Before Bullets Fly 4.16
09. Melissa (Allman) 6.18
10. Whipping Post (Allman) 6:24
11. Midnight Rider (Allman) 5.00
12. Stage Banter 2.09
13. Sweet Feelin' (Carter/Daniel) 3.15
14. Statesboro Blues (McTell) 5.31

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