Watch Oteil And Kofi Burbridge Jam Out With Soulive On “So Live!” In 2014

first_imgOteil and Kofi Burbridge are simply incredible musicians. Oteil has held it down for years as the ultimate bassist, playing in the Aquarium Rescue Unit and the Allman Brothers Band for years before joining Dead & Company in 2015, and his brother Kofi has been a go-to musical partner of Derek Trucks in both the Derek Trucks Band and Tedeschi Trucks Band for the past seventeen years. Oteil’s skills on the bass are unrivaled, and Kofi’s ability to switch between keyboard, flute, and vocals have made him a true ace in the hole.When the Burbridge brothers are not crushing it in their own bands, they are two of the best musical guests that any band could ask for. They are both adventurous and confident players that bring their “A game” each time they step on stage. Perhaps that’s why they mix so well with the musical geniuses of Soulive.The Burbridge brothers have joined Soulive on stage at Brooklyn Bowl during their Bowlive concert series a number of times. Oteil and Kofi were reliable guests at Bowlive, turning in standout guest spots each year they joined in on the funky festivities. One of their most awesome appearances came in 2014, when Oteil and Kofi joined Soulive for an extra-funky take on “So Live!”. Kofi leads the charge with an excellent flute solo, before guitarist Eric Krasno blasts off with his own scorching solo. Oteil fits perfectly with the rhythm section before launching into a jazzy solo of his own. See below to experience the funky goodness of Oteil and Kofi with Soulive for yourself.Watch Oteil and Kofi Burbridge sit in with Soulive on 3/21/2014 at Brooklyn Bowl during Bowlive, courtesy of YouTube user Barry2theBIt’s no wonder that four of these five musicians, including the Burbridge Brothers and the Evans Brothers – Neal Evans and Alan Evans – will be joining forces as the All Brothers Band. Though on-stage collaborations between the family musicians have happened in the past, the four hit the studio earlier this year to record a mysterious EP. They’ll make their live debut as the All Brothers Band at Brooklyn Comes Alive, playing on October 22nd as part of a unique lineup that features members of The String Cheese Incident, The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lettuce, Medeski Martin & Wood, Snarky Puppy, Primus, RatDog, Dopapod, and so many more.For details about Brooklyn Comes Alive, head here!last_img

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