Blood Sweat & Tears
It’s been five decades since drummer/producer Bobby Colomby and friends
assembled the first group to successfully blend rock and jazz into a genre-
crossing sound and style. So successfully in fact, that the band’s second
album, Blood, Sweat & Tears, topped the Billboard charts for many weeks and
beat out the Beatles’ Abbey Road for the prestigious Album of the Year
That album produced three major hit singles: “You Made me
so Very Happy,” “Spinning Wheel,” and “And When I Die.” BS&T has won 3 Grammy’s and nominated over 10 times.
But now Colomby is looking for much more as he develops Blood Sweat &
Tears into a contemporary voice, one that reaches beyond a single, nostalgic
“I no longer want to target just one generation. That would be a mistake.
With this updated version, I want this band to gain recognition with a wider
audience. I want people of all ages to experience what this music has to offer.
Will Blood, Sweat & Tears have any of the original members?
“Not a chance,” says Colomby, who last performed with BS&T in 1976. I think
of this band like baseball’s Yankees. “When you’re at a Yankee game you’re
not going to see Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle or Lou Gehrig. What you do come
to expect is a team of top-notch players upholding a tradition of winning.
That’s the Yankee legacy. It what people expect from BS&T as well… brilliant
musicians, singers, songs, and arrangements.
It has been 50 years since the release of the groundbreaking “Child is Father
to the Man” Album and the band has never looked back.
To this day BS&T has the greatest musicians in the world over 200 talented
musicians and singers have passed through the doors of this musical
institution. Many have gone on to careers of their own the likes of Randy
Brecker, Jaco Pastorius, Joe Henderson, Lew Soloff, Lou Marini Jr, Mike Stern, Tom Malone, Dave Bargeron and many many more..
Blood Sweat & Tears was the first All Star Band and has delivered since 1969
to today. The current line-up is sure to prove the critics right that Blood Sweat
& Tears is one of the Greatest Touring bands out there today.