Blood, Sweat & Tears are a contemporary jazz-rock American music group noted for their combination of brass and rock band instrumentation. The band recorded songs by writers such as Laura Nyro, James Taylor, The Band, The Rolling Stones, as well as Billie Holiday and Erik Satie. They also incorporated music from Thelonious Monk and Sergei Prokofiev into their arrangements.
The band was originally formed in 1967 in New York City by Al Kooper, Jim Fielder, Randy Brecker and others. There have been numerous changes in personnel over the years and the band has embraced a multitude of musical styles producing a hybrid sound that became known as "jazz-rock". The songs of Blood, Sweat & Tears merge the stylings of rock, pop and R&B/soul music with big band, while also adding elements of 20th century classical and small combo jazz traditions.
In Concert is a double live album that was released in Europe and Japan in 1976. It was recorded live at four different venues over five nights during the summer of 1975. The line up for this album is the same as the New City album they were promoting on that tour with the exception of Steve Khan and Mike Stern on guitar.
Introduction, Spinning Wheel, I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know, Lucretia Mac Evil, And When I Die, One Room Country Shack, And When I Die (Reprise), (I Can Recall) Spain, Hi-De-Ho, Unit Seven, Life, Mean Ole World, Ride Captain Ride, You've Made Me So Very Happy
Album Review - Penny Black Music, February 2018