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Blood, Sweat & Tears -- a 21st Century version of one of the music world’s most popular bands.
It’s been more than four decades since drummer/producer Bobby Colomby and friends assembled the first group to successfully blend rock and jazz into a genre-crossing sound and style. So successfully, in fact, that the band’s second album, Blood, Sweat & Tears, topped the Billboard charts, beat out the Beatles Abbey Road for Grammy Album of the Year, and produced three major hit singles “You Made me so Very Happy”, “Spinning Wheel”, “And When I Die”.
But now Colomby is looking for much more as he develops Blood Sweat & Tears into a contemporary voice, one that reaches beyond a single, nostalgic audience.
“I no longer want to target just one generation,” he says. “That would be a mistake. With this updated version, I want to gain a wider audience. I want people, of all ages, to come and say, ‘I have to bring more friends here; they’ve got to see this band.”
Will Blood, Sweat & Tears have any of the original members?
“Not a chance,” says Colomby. “When you’re at a Yankee game you do not expect to see Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. They’re not going to be there. But what you will see is a top-notch brand, the pinstripes, and the best possible combination of players on the field to represent the Yankee legend. So that when the Yankees play magnificently and win, no one’s going to say, “Where’s the Bambino: Where’s Mickey Mantle?”
So, too, with Blood, Sweat & Tears, which began to come into focus when Colomby first heard South African-raised singer David Aldo.
“He’s a singer/songwriter,” says Colomby, “ and as I heard him perform I thought, how perfectly his style works with “God Bless the Child” and “Spinning Wheel” and “You Made Me So Very Happy.” But in a very contemporary way.”
Colomby also describes the instrumental players chosen for Blood, Sweat & Tears in glowing terms. “The band, man for man, pound for pound, is better than the original B, S & T.,” he says. “Without a doubt. They’re a ridiculously talented bunch, The drummer’s better than I am, or was.”
Strong praise, coming from a musician/producer/manager who knows a winner when he sees it. Colomby’s resume includes initiating significant career achievements for Jaco Pastorious, the Jacksons and Harry Connick Jr., among others . As well as his management and production of trumpeter Chris Botti – currently America’s most successful instrumentalist and a 2013 Grammy winner for "Best Instrumental Pop Album" Produced by Bobby Colomby .
“The original B, S &T,” adds Colomby, “was designed to introduce jazz to pop music. That was my passion… it still is and will be with Blood, Sweat & Tears. Always mindful that the presentation must be on a very high musical level. ”
Toward that end, Blood, Sweat & Tears will perform their hits with spirit, excitement and with steller musicianship. The band will also introduce some new elements into every performance, including a segment devoted to “Songs We Wish We’d Recorded,” done in classic B,S & T style.
Bobby Colomby’s enthusiastic comments underscore his excitement about the future. The arrival of the New Blood, Sweat & Tears is the next chapter in a musical tale that stretches from the creativity and turbulence of the late ‘60s to the swiftly changing world of the 21st century. The next invigorating phase in the continuing adventures of B, S & T is about to begin.
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We Would like To Congratulate Chris Botti for Winning a 2013 Grammy for "Best Pop Instrumental Album" "Impressions" A fantastic album which was produced by Bobby Colomby.
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