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It’s been more than four 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, beat out the Beatles Abbey Road for Grammy Album of the Year, and produced three major hit singles“You Made me so Very Happy”, “Spinning Wheel”, “And When I Die”.
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 audience.
“I no longer want to target just one generation,” he says.“That would be a mistake. With this updated version, I want to gain a wider audience.I want people, of all ages, to come and say, ‘I have to bring more friends here; they’ve got to see this band.”