Listen to first single “Here Come The Girls”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3a3RxVTuNc
Part Jimi Hendrix, part James Brown and all New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews releases Parking Lot Symphony, his debut album for Blue Note Records, on April 28th 2017. Blazing through ‘70s funk, rock, hip-hop and R&B, Parking Lot Symphony features 10 new original songs along with covers of Allen Toussaint’s “Here Come The Girls” and The Meters’ “It Ain’t No Use”.
True to its title, the album contains multitudes of sound—from brass band blare and deep-groove funk to bluesy beauty and hip-hop swagger—and plenty of emotion all anchored by stellar playing and the idea that, even in the toughest of times, as he says, “Music brings unity.”
Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans’ 6th Ward, Shorty got his nickname at four years old when he was marching in a street parade wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. This prodigious musician has since gone on to forge a hugely successful career that has seen his virtuosity and high-energy live shows draw unanimous rave reviews worldwide, with Rolling Stone calling him a “must-see act.”
Parking Lot Symphony, Shorty’s first release for four years, is a thrilling tour de force set to cement his reputation around the world as one of the most exciting musicians to emerge from New Orleans for many years.