The Brian Thomas Band
Album Release Show!!
The Fallout Shelter - 61 Endicott Street, Norwood, MA, 02062
We first saw Brian Thomas with the great saxophonist Jared Sims in their collaboration Duochrome back in January and that 'sold out' show left all of us speachless and wanting more of this monumental player. Then we got this!!
Trombonist Brian Thomas to release debut solo album “On The Bone” 12/20/22 Album release celebration set for 12/30/22 at The Fallout Shelter in Norwood, MA Boston based trombonist/composer/educator Brian Thomas is excited to release his first solo album “On The Bone” featuring 5 groovy soul jazz compositions backed by an incredible collective including Darby Wolf on Hammond organ, Johnny Trama on guitar, Tom Arey on drums and Yahuba Garcia-Torres on percussion. Thomas has been working with this crew of musicians in many different settings for nearly two decades and has formed incredible relationships with them on and off the bandstand. He handpicked this crew to bring his blues based compositions to life as each of them have spent their lives studying and performing roots, blues, jazz and soul music with the best in the business. Each song on the album delivers a deep groove, funky pocket and space for each musician to share their voice.
In addition to the aforementioned all star rhythm section, the album features L.A.based saxophonist Scott Mayo on a tune called ‘Turn On” composed by the legendary educator and woodwind specialist Roger Eckers, who recently passed away and mentored both Thomas and Mayo in their hometown of Rochester, NY.Rounding out the featured special guests is long time friend and musical collaborator, tenor saxophonist Mike Tucker on the title track.
Produced by Thomas, “One The Bone” was recorded, mixed and mastered by Alan Evans at Iron Wax Studios in beautiful Western Massachusetts. “Al knows exactly what to do to make the musicians comfortable to perform at a high level and has the perfect musical sensibility to help capture a classic soul jazz vibe I was going for” says Thomas. Thomas and Evans have been working together for years in the studio on projects for Akashic Record, BT ALC Big Band, Duochrome and many recordings for Evans’ record label Vintage League Music.
Thomas and his band will be celebrating the release and recording a live video on12/30/22 hosted by The Extended Play Sessions at The Fallout Shelter in Norwood, MA. This is one of the most amazing and unique venues in all of New England. Funky decor, amazing staff and a perfect place to enjoy being part of a live recording session! The Extended Play Sessions is a program of The Grass Roots Cultural and Performing Arts Center.