On the new album Manhattan Alley, the virtuosic quintet that is Big Apple Blues continues to celebrate the soul of New York City with the signature, powerful brand of blues fusion that has brought them worldwide acclaim. Big Apple Blues’ ambitious 2015 concept album Energy set out to capture the feel of a single day in New York City. Its creative fusion of instrumental blues, soul, funk, and rock captured the admiration of critics worldwide, sold more than 1 million digital distributions, and led to tours in the US, Europe, and Asia.
Now the band returns with 10 new tracks celebrating life, creativity, and the city that never sleeps, with a nod to Tin Pan Alley, the collection of New York City music publishers and songwriters that dominated popular music in America in the late 19th and early 20th century. The album, recorded old-school in a single room, has the depth of the New York subway, the height of the Hudson breeze, and the energy of the city of millions of striving, dreaming, beating hearts that inspired the unique musical style becoming internationally known as “The Big Apple Blues" sound.
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A glorious melange of blues fusion, from New York’s finest. Unreservedly recommended. Peeter Fenstra, The Blues Magazine
Big Apple Blues has put together a set of originals listenable enough for you not to miss the singer! Dan Forte, Vintage Guitar
This CD covers so many differing styles, but above all, the outstanding feature here is the musicianship of those playing. It’s an absolute blast from start to end. Brilliant and could end up my album of the year! Merv Osborn, Blues Matters