||One of the most sought after session horn players on saxophone, flute and clarinet, solo artist, arranger and composer Lou Marini has electrified audiences with his "sultry, seductive and singular" sounds in jazz, rock, blues, classical music and in film and television shows and specials
He's been a member of Blood, Sweat and Tears, The Saturday Night Live Band, The Original Blues Brothers Band and his credits include hundreds of albums, many of which have gone platinum.
He has recorded with such luminaries as Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Lou Reed and Frank Zappa, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, The Band and Steely Dan to name just a few.
Lou is an original member of The Blues Brothers since their first appearances on Saturday night Live, and has appeared in both movies and on all of recordings and tours.
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The Last Shade Of Blue Before Black
"With a line-up like this, one would expect classic soul and blues...and that is exactly what the band delivers. This is soulful, bluesy, and funky enough to bring a smile to James Brown's face. This is a party, small enough to put in your pocket. Pour yourself a drink, turn up the volume and be prepared to take it to the dance floor. Classics made famous by Jimmy Reed, Rufus Thomas, Willie Dixon, Otis Redding, James Brown and more are treated with the utmost respect and delivered in such a way that if your feet don't start movin'...you best call the coroner. Classic soul and blues, done by masters who've been playing it for more years than I can count. This one is a keeper."
October 2017 Reviews
Refections In Blue
Produced by Lou Marini, Steve Cropper and The Original Blues Brothers Band, the new Original Blues Brothers Band CD is called The Last Shade Of Blue Before Black. This is a live CD with everyone recording at once and includes 14 songs, three originals and classics by such artists as Wille Dixon, James Brown, Jimmy Reed, Eddie Floyd and others. The music consists of arrangements by Lou Marini, John Tropea, Tom Malone, Paul Shaffer and The Original Blues Brothers band.
Special guests on the recording are Eddie Floyd, Joe Louis Walker, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Tom "Bones" Malone, Paul Shaffer, Dr. John and Joe Morton.
The Original Blues Brothers band is:
Steve Cropper-guitar, Lou Marini-saxophones, John Tropea-guitar, Eric Udel-bass, Lee Finkelstein-drums, Leon Pendarvis-organ, Rusty Cloud-clavinet, Wurlitzer, piano and organ, Steve Howard-trumpet, Larry Farrell-trombone, Bobby Harden-vocals, Tommy McDonnell-vocals and harmonica and Rob Paparozzi-vocals and harmonica. Read More...
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