|Amelia Video Release –
A Tribute To Jaco Pastorius
Allyn is excited to
announce the release of the first video from his
new CD, Dreams Realized, My Life In
42 years after the
original 1972 live recording with Jaco Pastorius
on bass and Allyn on drums, Allyn entered the
studio in New Orleans to record a heartfelt
tribute to his dear friend and rhythm mate.
"Amelia" was one of Jaco’s first compositions
recorded live in 1972 while he was playing with
Wayne Cochran and The C.C. Riders.
live track was released on Punk
Jazz: The Jaco Pastorius Anthology and Portrait
of Jaco: The Early Years and
offers a spirited glimpse into the chemistry
between Allyn and Jaco at a very formative time
in their musical careers.
The "Amelia" video was
shot at Axistudios in Metairie, Louisiana, and
features a 15-piece big band. There are three
burning solos by Bobby Campo, Rick Trolsen and
Cranston Clements. The video provides an inside
look at the power R&B groove reminiscent of the
original nesting bed Allyn laid down in the
Laced with his signature
greasy ghost notes and nuanced use of space,
Allyn lays down the quintessential Cochran-esque
track for bassist Chuck Archard to bond with.
From 1972 to 2014, the intensity remains and the
spirit of Jaco is alive and well!
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Dreams Realized, My Life in
Music is a celebration of Allyn's
rich musical history and a stirring tribute to
Jaco Pastorius, Charles Brent and Wayne Cochran.
With a burning 16-piece R&B big band, Allyn
takes the listener on a musical journey across
the threshold where jazz intersects with soul,
funk and rhythm & blues.
together some of New Orleans' finest musicians
to record an incredible mix of original tunes by
bassist and musical director Chuck Archard, as
well as some exciting new arrangements of
classics by Jaco, Willie Tee, The Gaturs, Dizzy
Gillespie and Wayne Cochran and The C.C. Riders.
From the opening track, "Amelia," a Jaco composition
originally written and performed live with Allyn
and the Cochran band in '73, to the Three Views
of A Secret inspired, The Final View, this
record is...A Dream Realized!
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