Bruce Adds The Miami Horns For The The Wrecking Ball Tour!
It is now official, Bruce Springsteen will be adding the Miami Horns or maybe you know them as the Asbury Jukes! yes, Bruce will once again add the famed Jersey Shore Horn Section, that has toured with the E Street Band on Previous tours going back to 1977, when Bruce and the band did a short tour to bolster their pocket books when they could not record due to a lawsuit from former Manager Mike Appel. More recently, Bruce had a horn section for the Seeger Sessions Band, consisting of some members of the Jukes. With the passing of The Big Man, the big question on everyone’s mind was who could or the better question who is capable of replacing Clarence’s soulful Sax. If there was a Vegas line for Sax Players, Ed Manion would be the odds on favorite because he has experience with Bruce and history with the band. He is also a local guy who Bruce seems comfortable with. When Danny Federici passed away, he chose keyboard player Charlie Giordano, who also toured with the Segger Session group and did a great job with those songs. Bruce is no stranger to changing band members. After The Wild, Innocent and E Street Shuffle, Drummer and founding member of what is now the E Street Band, Mad Dog Vinnie Lopez was reeplaced on drums first by Ernest Boom Boom Carter. Piano player David Sancious took Carter with him afer they recorded the song Rorn to Run and started a the jazz band Tone. Then there was the famous ad in the Village Voice looking for a piano player and drummer. Max Weinberg and Roy Bittan were brought aboard during Born to Run. Also added to the band was Stevie Van Zandt, who directed The Brecker Brothers horns for 10th Avenue Freezeout. He another layer guitar parts and also became the defacto E Street Band Leader. This was the group that pretty much created the E Street Band Legend, with albums Born To Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town, The River, Born in the USA. After putting BITUSA in the can, Steve felt it was time for him to head in another musical direction and left the band. With the upcoming tour and no guitar player, rumor was that Bobby Bandiera another Asbury Juke, would be the guy to replace Steven. Bruce surprised everyone when he selected Nils Lofgren. Nils, with his finger style of playing, added a different dimension to the Springsteen catalog and complimented Bruce and the bad to a T. the band didn’t miss a beat. This was the band that toured with BITUSA and played on Tunnel of Love. Then there was the E-Street Band Hiatus for Bruce. All was finally right with the world in 1999 when Bruce put out Tracks, the multi disc of songs that had been sitting collecting dust. As Steven said, each one of those songs and also the songs of his last offering The Promise, were all lost arguments. Never were truer words spoken. everyone of those songs were gems. The Re-Union Tour brought back the E street Band with Steven coming back into the fold. Other than the Seeger Sessions tour and his two solo tours The E Street Band was better than ever and the legend continued till the passing of Danny and Clarence. As in the past history of the band, the show will go on and the die hard fans will not be disappointed. I will say this, I never tire of listening to any of his albums. I enjoy what each group of the E Street Band, The No Name Band, The Seeger Sessions Band. They have all created their own lilttle bit of music history. Each is so different, yet they have created a catalog of music that is and will always be Bruce Springsteen. So, here is the latest information from the Man Southside Johnny Lyon who confirms that the Asbury Jukes will be touring with Bruce and the E Street. He also is rumoured to be looking to start a new more scaled down blues band, which may mean some new music from the man everyone considers to be the Grandfather of the Jersey Sound that was rooted in Asbury Park. Enjoy!
Here’s an excerpt:
“And, he (Southside) notes with a laugh, the musical cross-pollination that began decades ago is still going on — most recently, with Springsteen’s poaching of the Jukes’ brass section.
“He’s stealing my saxophone players to replace Clarence (Clemons, who passed away last year), so we steal from each other’s bands occasionally.”
When you watch old clips on YouTube, it’s uncanny how closely aligned Springsteen and Southside are musically — both representative of the Jersey Shore sound of the ’70s, with its big band rock spiked with romanticism and a rootsy, heartland ethos.
“He’s got more straight ahead rock ’n’ roll roots and I have more rhythm and blues roots,” points out Southside. “And I have a horn section and he doesn’t.”
And now it appears his horn section is going on tour with Springsteen – God bless Southside and his new Poor Fools ensemble. We’ll support you at every chance we get, but I’d give anything to hear that Asbury Jukes sound behind Bruce on any given night. We can only hope, and support all the incredible artists involved in that Asbury melting pot that’s given us so much sheer joy in whatever form it takes.
Check out the Waterloo Journal interview here
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