Soulive and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe drummer Alan Evans has announced the spring release schedule for his label, Vintage League Music, and has shared a new track from the All Brothers Band, a collaboration featuring Evans and his brother, Soulive keyboardist Neal, plus bassist Oteil Burbridge and his late brother, Kofi, who passed away in February.
In early 2016, the two sets of musical brothers went into the studio together to record what was to be called Brothers EP. Today, Alan officially release the first finished track from that session, “In The Beginning,” which can be heard here.
“This is from the very first and only recording session of the All Brothers Band,” Alan writes on Vintage League’s website. “After the initial tracking session, Kofi finished some overdubs at home on this song, sent me his files and we all went off to do our thing. The night I learned of Kofi’s passing, I decided to open up the sessions to have a listen. I ended up mixing this song and I swear I could feel Kofi next to me smiling as we both listened back to a truly amazing time. After everything was mixed, I sent it around to Neal and Oteil and we all knew this had to be shared with the world. I had one problem, there were no song titles. I was racking my brain trying to come up with a name and something told me to check my emails. There it was!!! I found the email from Kofi that contained his overdubs and he wrote in a song title, ‘In The Beginning.’ So funny because I don’t remember seeing that when he originally sent it out but I imagine he’s the one who told me to check my emails. I don’t think there will be a day that goes by that I won’t think of him. I’m just so grateful we all got to play together, even if it was just for a brief moment in time. I hope you all enjoy this bit of pure joy and happiness we brothers shared together.”
Also on the Vintage League Music release schedule in 2019: a new solo album from Alan Evans entitled Nothing to Sayhere, a new Alan Evans Trio record featuring guitarist Danny Mayer and keyboardist Kris Yunker, a live album from London’s Crowd Company and more. Learn more about the label’s offerings .