BIG – Live In Europe
“BIG” is the realization of a dream that has accompanied the British blues guitarist and singer Danny Bryant since the beginning of his career.
Danny Bryant Big band 2017 // Photo by Anja Limbrunner
The dream of recording his songs live with a 9-piece big band was put into reality. The charismatic musician presented his songs to his audience at three exclusive shows in Germany and the Netherlands, supported by keyboards, bass, drums, rhythm guitar and a 4-piece brass section.
Danny Bryant performed songs of his latest three studio albums “Hurricane”, “Temperature Rising” and “Blood Money”, all re-arranged for a big band. Among were songs that were never been played live before, such as the title song of the 2014 album “Temperature Rising”. Together with blues classics like the emotional “As The Years Go Passing By” (Otis Rush), the result is a high-tension mix of songs.
The concerts were recorded by Danny Bryant’s producer Richard Hammerton, who was also responsible for the last three studio albums. The result is so brilliant that the album will be released in physical format as a double live CD and on vinyl on 21 April 2017. Danny will celebrate the release with three big-band shows in Belfast, Edinburgh and London at the end of April.
Danny Bryant 2017 // Photo by Anja Limbrunner
Danny: “Recording this special live project has been a real labour of love for me. For a long time I have dreamed of hearing my songs placed in the context of a big band setting. Everyone gelled together so perfectly and the three shows that we recorded (the results of which you hold in your hands) were among some of the most enjoyable of my career so far. I can honestly say that I am more proud of this album than any project I have ever done.“
Danny Bryant BIG cover // Photography by Marco van Rooijen
Danny Bryant – BIG Live In Europe
Label: Jazzhaus Records
Release date: 21 April 2017
1) Temperature Rising
2) Just Won’t Burn
3) Prisoner Of The Blues
4) Holding All The Cards
5) Groaning The Blues
6) Blood Money
1) On The Rocks
2) As The Years Go Passing By
3) Take Me Higher
6) Stop Breaking By