|The Allman Brothers Band - October 28, 2014|
Munck Music. This company has recordings from Jazz Fest going back to 2008 (not all the bands, unfortunately, but a VERY nice selection). There were also two sets recorded by The Allman Brothers Band from their 2007 and 2010 performances, so I picked these up last year (both are highly recommended). While surfing Munck Music's site, I discovered that they had recorded most of the Allman's live performances since 2008, including their final recordings in 2014. I filed that away for future reference.
This year, I finally decided to pick up the ABB's final-ever performance, at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on October 28, 2014. I had read about the performance and decided that would be a good thing to pursue during the current situation. It came in the mail a couple of weeks ago.
The band had decided earlier in the year to call it quits.......guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks both wanted to work with their own bands and Gregg Allman decided to tour with his own band as well (I got to see him in 2016, just before he had to pull out for health reasons.......he was pretty impressive). The band always put together several multi-night performances at the Beacon, it was pretty much their second home during their "comeback," which lasted twice as long as their first run, and they were always in great form when performing there.
I highly recommend this set to any fan of The Allman Brothers Band. While there's a lot of the ABB's music at Munck Music's site, I encourage everyone to check out the company's other live recordings from Jazz Fest, the Peach Music Festival, the Dark Star Jubilee, the Wanee Music Festival, and many more. I haven't heard a bad set yet.