"Expertly played and highly entertaining, fans of the original band will not be disappointed with The Last Shade of Blue Before Black". Robert H. Cataliotti - Living Blues Magazine
"With a line-up like this, one would expect classic soul and blues...and that is exactly what the band delivers...This one is a keeper." Bill Wilson - Reflections In Blue
"...the best yet…It's great to hear a horn section that sounds this muscular but doesn't overpower the arrangements. The band pays homage to the Muscle Shoals and Stax Records sound" Grant Britt - NoDepression.com
Produced by Lou Marini, Steve Cropper and The Original Blues Brothers Band, their new CD The Last Shade Of Blue Before Black is a live CD with everyone recording at once. The disc 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.Read More...
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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.