Recorded music review

review for CDs and such

See You Later Alligator

Tue, 09/10/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
Listen to NPR’s “The Untold Story of Bobby Charles” What started with the lofty goal to write a song for Fats, the Louisiana native Bobby Charles would leave a bump in the musical path--whether he wanted to or not. His music lingers, unnoticed under his own name, but it den... Read more

Cajun and Zydeco Music for the Christmas Season

Thu, 12/20/12
Authored by Father Ron
                Lots of performers come up with Christmas albums, so here is a quick list of some of the Zydeco and Cajun music CDs out there.                  One of the earliest Cajun Christmas CDs was Jambalaya Cajun Band’s Joyeux Noel.  Released in in 1994 on Swallow R... Read more

Show Host CD Picks 2011

Wed, 11/30/11
Authored by Jennifer R. Leslie
Get your audiophilic friends and family the music they've always wanted, by reading our show hosts' favorite CDs of the year, compiled especially for you, our loyal listeners. Check out our recommendations to add to your collection of New Orleans, Jazz and Heritage music. »... Read more

Duke Ellington's "New Orleans Suite"

Tue, 08/24/10
Authored by Elizabeth Meneray
George Wein commissioned Duke Ellington to pen "New Orleans Suite" for the 1970 New Orleans Jazz Festival, and Duke did not disappoint. I'm listening to it now, and think it would be a fine way to spend some time reflecting on the disaster of five years ago and glorying in... Read more

New Orleanians Take Home Grammy Awards!

Mon, 02/01/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), led by trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, won a Grammy Award for their CD 'Book One' in the Large Jazz Ensemble category. Terence Blanchard also won a Grammy for Best Improvised Solo, and Buckwheat Zydeco took top Zydeco/Cajun honors for his album... Read more

My fave 30 jazz discs of this decade, 2000-2009

Wed, 11/11/09
Authored by T.R. Johnson
So, off the top of my head, in alphabetical order, here are the 30 jazz discs that I have dug the most from this decade which is now drawing to a close... Alegria by Wayne Shorter Amarosa by Rosa Passos Avatar by Gonzalo Rubalcaba Beautiful Existence by Joe Morris Back East... Read more

A Closer Walk With Thee

Sat, 02/07/09
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
Recently I have received several calls and emails concerning the song "A Closer Walk With Thee" and in particular, which version I prefer. There are many excellent renditions of this beautiful tune and I will mention just two of my favorites. One was inquired about by Peter... Read more

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