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Kofi Burbridge
Kofi (*1961 in New York) was a classically trained multi-instrumentalist who provided keyboards, organ, flute, and backing vocals for various bands throughout his career. He was previously part of the Grammy Award-winning Derek Trucks Band.
Kofi joined his first band in the Atlanta region called Knee-Deep, and the lineup included his brother Oteil and Jeff Sipe on drums. The band broke up after less than a year but introduced him to other notable musicians in the area like Bruce Hampton. He eventually joined the Aquarium Rescue Unit shortly after Col Bruce Hampton left, which reunited him with his brother and with Sipe.
Kofi joined the Derek Trucks Band in 1999. Both Derek's and Kofi's brother Oteil were members of the Allman Brothers Band, and Kofi occasionally guested with that band. In 2010, Derek Trucks announced a hiatus for his solo band and formed a new group with his wife, Susan Tedeschi, called the Tedeschi Trucks Band and both Burbridge brothers became members.
In 2010, Kofi joined his brother Oteil Burbridge in the new group, Tedeschi Trucks Band, which merged some former members of The Derek Trucks Band and Susan Tedeschi's former backing band. The band performed at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010. The Tedeschi Trucks Band released their debut album, Revelator, in 2011, which won the Grammy Award for Best Blues Album at the 54th Grammy Awards. In 2012, the band released Everybody's Talkin', a double live album compiled from their 2011 world tour. In August 2013, their second studio album, Made Up Mind, was released. Their third studio album, Let Me Get By, appeared in 2016. In 2017, the band released a second live album, Live from the Fox Oakland. They released their fourth album, Signs, in 2019.
In 2017, Kofi suffered a heart attack. After four months of recovery, Burbridge returned to the band in October 2017, but suffered a health setback. Burbridge died in 2019.
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Into The Air
Ear Up Records EU0403
recorded October 2010 Charlottesville, VA/USA
Jeff Coffin, sax
Bill Fanning, trumpet
Kofi Burbridge, flute, keyboards
Lionel Loueke, guitar
Felix Pastorius, bass
Jeff Sipe, drums, percussion

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