Recorded music review

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Video premiere: 'Feufollet' from Katy Hobgood Ray & the Confetti Park Players

Wed, 06/01/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
World premiere! Check out this super cute and beautifully animated video from Katy Hobgood Ray & the Confetti Park Players for 'Feufollet.' This song is from their album We’re Going to Confetti Park, a whimsical, magical CD of original children’s songs inspired by life in L... Read more

New music spotlight: Tuba Skinny

Tue, 05/31/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tuba Skinny is a traditional jazz band that formed in New Orleans in 2009. Since then, the group has evolved from a loose collection of street musicians into a solid ensemble dedicated to bringing the traditional New Orleans sound to audiences aroud the world. Drawing on a ... Read more

New music spotlight: Honey Island Swamp Band

Tue, 05/24/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Honey Island Swamp Band released their latest album, Demolition Day, at the same time as their appearance at Jazz Fest on April 29. This album marks the 10-year anniversary of the Honey Island Swamp Band, which formed in San Francisco, CA in 2006, via New Orleans, after Hur... Read more

New music spotlight: Davell Crawford

Tue, 05/17/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Davell Crawford is known as the "Piano Prince of New Orleans," and with good reason. He is one of the torchbearers of the great New Orleans piano tradition and has a very healthy dose of respect for those who came before. On April 15, Crawford released Piano In The Vaults, ... Read more

New music spotlight: The Spirit of Fi-Yi-Yi & the Mandingo Warriors

Tue, 05/10/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
At a time of emotional crisis, the Spirit of Fi Yi Yi visited Victor Harris to lift his heart and offer him direction. After 18 years “running flag” with the Yellow Pocahontas Mardi Gras Indians, he departed the gang led by the highly respected Chief Allison 'Tootie' Montan... Read more

New music spotlight: Professor Longhair

Tue, 05/03/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
"There have been any number of official and semi-official 'live' Professor Longhair recordings issued since the pianist’s untimely passing in 1980, but this record offers incontrovertible evidence of the power and drive of the mid-70s edition of Fess’s band with Billy Grego... Read more

New music spotlight: Leroy Jones

Wed, 07/27/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
"The mission of the Leroy Jones Quintet is to expose audiences everywhere to the authentic music of New Orleans; the music of Louis Armstrong, Buddy Bolden, Danny Barker and all the other greats who have helped create the rich gumbo that is the sound of New Orleans while pu... Read more

New music spotlight: Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses

Tue, 04/19/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
More beautiful music from Aurora Nealand, this time with her group the Royal Roses. Their latest album, Comeback Children, is some quintessential New Orleans porch listening music. It opens with controlled chaos on the wild and beautiful 'Jump For Joy' and 'Joshua Fit The B... Read more

New music spotlight: Anders Osborne

Tue, 04/05/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Anders Osborne has a wonderfully rich Americana sound-- one that's all the more impressive when you find out he grew up in Sweden. Osborne has lived in New Orleans for more than three decades and has readily absorbed all of the sounds of the south to create his own music. H... Read more

New music spotlight: Herlin Riley

Tue, 03/29/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Master jazz drummer Herlin Riley released new 10-track album on February 12, entitled New Direction. This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful albums I've had the pleasure to put the spotlight on. Riley is a regularly featured musician at Jazz at the Lincoln Cente... Read more

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