Best Brain-Melting Mash-Up: Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
Why aren't there more trombone breaks in punk music? Troy Andrews, a.k.a. bandleader Trombone Shorty, made a great case for them during his Sunday afternoon set. He covered Green Day's "Brain Stew" with real ingenuity, piecing together the heavy staccato guitars of the original with assaultive sax shrieks and his own scorched-earth trombone soloing. Andrews usually sticks to jazz and R&B fusion, including on his last album Say That to Say This, but he clearly should ring up Billie Joe for a joint album.