Bruce Katz Band – Connections


Bruce Katz Band - Connections

Bruce Katz Band – Connections
Format: CD
Label: Dancing Rooster Records
Release: 2023

Release date: April 21, 203

‘Connections’ is the newest CD from the legendary keyboardist Bruce Katz and his dynamic band. Recorded at famed Capricorn Studios in Macon, Georgia, this album includes ten new original tunes that explore the connections between Bruce’s many influences: Blues, New Orleans R&B, Jam Blues, Soul-Jazz, and Blues Rock.

Bruce was a longtime member of Gregg Allman’s Band and member of other Allman Brother “family bands”, including Butch Trucks’ Les Brers and Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band. Recording the album at Capricorn, the studio that gave the world the Allman Brothers and so many other greats, was an inspired choice for creating Connections, and the results are stunning!

New members Aaron Lieberman (guitar, vocals) and Liviu Pop (drums) have revitalized the sound of the Bruce Katz Band. Founding member of God Street Wine, Aaron Lieberman, has added his expressive and soulful singing along with his brilliant guitar work. Liviu Pop on drums adds imagination and energy to the band and plays grooves that only he could create. Bruce plays Hammond B3, piano and Hammond organ bass on eight of the eleven tunes. Shaun Oakley, the grandson of original Allman Brothers bassist Berry Oakley, plays bass on three of the tunes.

Bruce’s writing has never been better and the blending of his influences and Connections into his unique style of blues/roots/jam/soul-jazz music is fresh and exciting. Aaron contributes two of his own tunes on this album as well. As a critic once observed,” Bruce Katz’s music makes your mind think and gets your body moving too.” This new album will certainly do that!

Connections reaches new heights in Bruce Katz’s long and storied career, creating music that has deep roots and is simultaneously new and original. The award- winning master of the Keyboard is back!