Salvation Street Shout
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Salvation Street Shout


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Be inducted into the soulful tradition of trombone shout bands from Charlotte, North Carolina with Salvation Street Shout. Seven brass players and one jumpin’ drummer will soothe and save you with their harmonic hymns, and testifying riffs. Featuring the contemporary and traditional gospel music, Brian Wilson and 19th Century parlour music, this is an experience that will be at once Holy and jivin’.

Since inception in August 2011, Salvation Street Shout has testified at the Sydney Fringe Festival, the Sydney Festival, and the Music Show on ABC Radio National, and are busy preparing for the Darling Harbour Jazz & Blues Festival and Jazzdag Rotterdam.

My concept behind this project is a mix of a few loves: North Carolina shout bands, Sam Cooke’s work with the Soul Stirrers (which is analogous to a vocal shout band; joyous upbeat gospel), and other non-gospel vocal works that transpose well to a brass choir: in particular Brian Wilson’s a-capella arrangements for the beach boys, and a few late-19th century tin-pan-alley rags which are equally beautiful.

Salvation Street's program oscillates between a joyous mood with upbeat rhythm, and glorious chorale. There is no go to library for this repertoire, so this is an original expression of these sources.
The second half of the story is the performers: There’s an instinctive camaraderie between instrumentalists of the same ilk, obviously, and I feel each of the trombonists involved has a distinctive voice to offer, both in terms of melodic interpretation and improvisation. Trombonists are a peculiar breed of people, and I love and respect them all, so I’m really happy to have a project where we can feature them all side by side and highlight their individuality.

Lucian McGuiness, MD