Rick Danko - Live On Breeze Hill (CD)
Release Date: 09/30/08
Captures the intimacy, immediacy and excitement of Rick Danko's live performances, and features creative reworkings of requisite staples and classics, all backed by a top notch band.
Rick Danko's solo album, 'Live on Breeze Hill,' is an eleven song collection of inspired performances from The Band's legendary bassist and lead singer. Danko, who was inducted with The Band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, is backed by some of the finest musicians in the business (including Band-mate, Garth Hudson and long-time collaborator and Band co-producer Aaron Professor 'Louie' Hurwitz). 'Live On Breeze Hill' features creative reworkings of requisite staples ('Twilight,' 'Stagefright'), ingenious versions of long lost gems ('Caledonia Mission'), audience favorites ('Crazy Mama'), sing-alongs ('Blaze of Glory'), and classics ('Shape I'm In', 'Makes No Difference'). The CD includes a bonus track, a new arrangement of Danko's 'Sip the Wine,' which ardent fans will recognize from its appearance in The Last Waltz. Danko's nine-piece band also features Letterman horn player Tom 'Bones' Malone (trombone, baritone sax), former Tower of Power saxophonist and current leader of the Saturday Night Live band Lenny Pickett (tenor sax, clarinet).
|Run Time: 57 mins|