BT ALC Big Band Releases ‘Bring Forth Change’ Featuring Alan Evans, Nigel Hall & Eric Bloom
BT ALC Big Band shared a new song, “Bring Forth Change.” The track features Soulive drummer Alan Evans and Lettuce’s Nigel Hall (keyboards, vocals) and Eric ‘Benny’ Bloom (trumpet) and is out on Evans’ label Vintage League Music.
Trumpeter Alex “ALC” Lee-Clark and trombonist Brian “BT” Thomas front BT ALC Big Band. The group takes big band sounds and infuses them with funky grooves. All in all, 18 musicians feature on “Bring Forth Change” and the players recorded the track remotely during quarantine, with Hall on lead vocals. Evans recently detailed the experience with Relix, who premiered the track.
Read an excerpt from the article below:
“The idea to record ‘Bring Forth Change’ was put in motion after Brian Thomas, Alex Lee-Clark and I were chatting about the possibilities of remotely tracking for an 18-piece band under the current social distancing protocol we are all following. They agreed that enough band members had the technological capabilities to get the job done. It’s always amazing being able to work with these amazing musicians and the addition of Nigel Hall & Eric Bloom from Lettuce was the icing on the cake!”
Evans also addressed the topical nature of “Bring Forth Change” in a statement:
What I’m witnessing in this moment, with these protests, is unlike anything else I have ever seen before. I’m 46, I’ve lived through many moments of protest in the face of police brutality—I remember when Rodney King was beat brutally by police. But what’s different today is that I see people from all walks of life out there, coming together collectively protesting that they’ve had enough, not just Black folks.
The cats on ‘Bring Forth Change’ are representative of this America I see today out in the streets—there’s Black cats, White cats, Latino cats playing together, singing this message. I’m not sure we’ll see the change we want to see without collective solidarity.
BT ALC Big Band also revealed they’ll release a full-length album this year. Listen to “Bring Forth Change” below: