Sunday, March 27, 2011
The Allman Brothers Band performed “Hoochie Coochie Man” last Saturday night during an outstanding concert at New York’s Beacon Theatre, where the band has held two-week runs for over 20 years. Their blend of blues, rock and jazzy improvisation add up to a musical juggernaut, tight and powerful. Especially enjoyable were Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes trading fluid slide guitar riffs, and a long drum solo between the trio of percussionists, Jaimoe, Butch Trucks and and Marc Quinones. Outstanding bassist Oteill Burbridge also showed his drumming chops. Greg Allman, keyboardist, vocalist and band leader, has called the Beacon the band’s “turf” and “haven.” Long may they continue to reign there.