After Duane died in 1971, I lost interest in the band (although I wore out the grooves on "Live at The Fillmore East"). Gregg carried on with the band until 1975, started a solo career that had its ups-and-downs (his 2011 collaboration with T-Bone Burnett, titled "Low Country Blues", is an excellent recording), rejoining the group in 1989, an ever-shifting lineup that lasted another 25 years.
Mr. Cavallanti shows up on a rousing take of King Curtis's "Soul Serenade" joined by the squalling soprano sax. The best part may be Cavallanti's unaccompanied coda, the only time the main melody of the song is played.
The only misstep (to me) is the final track, "You Don't Love Me (glorious ending)" with Ms. Riviglia riffing on the lyrics in a duet with herself while the band initially wails away. Everyone drops out but the vocalist and the leader, then the voice departs and it's just the drums taking the album to its conclusion. However, "Trouble No More...All Men Are Brothers" (subtitled "A Tribute to the Spiritual Unity of The Allman Brothers Band") is quite an exciting project. Starting with the powerful rhythms, adding Marta Riviglia's expressive vocals punctuated by the reeds, strings, and accordion, Tiziano Tononi and Southbound give their all to honor a band that has quite an effect on the United States and beyond.
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As promised, "Midnight Rider."