Recorded music review

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New music spotlight: Naughty Professor

Tue, 03/22/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Naughty Professor is a New Orleans-based funk/jazz collective. The group's latest album, In The Flesh, is comprised of live audio, behind-the-scenes tour footage, and more. For a group known for their high-energy performances, an album featuring live cuts is a wise choice. ... Read more

New music spotlight: Little Maker

Tue, 03/15/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Little Maker is the brainchild of New Orleans vocalist/guitarist Micah McKee. "It started off like a singer-songwriter-oriented thing," McKee told last April, "and we kind of moved away from that and just kind of synthesized our own brand of rock 'n' roll with a bi... Read more

New music spotlight: Michael Cerveris

Tue, 03/01/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Michael Cerveris is a Tony-Award winning actor with a new album out on Low Heat Records. Cerveris splits his time between Broadway and New Orleans. While certainly most famous in New York for his work onstage, he will likely be better known in the Crescent City for his musi... Read more

New music spotlight: Nolatet

Tue, 02/23/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
After years of collaboration on various projects, Mike Dillon, Brian Haas, James Singleton, and Johnny Vidacovich have finally come together for an official release as new quartet, Nolatet. Their debut album, Dogs, will be released Friday, February 26 on Royal Potato Family... Read more

New music spotlight: The Smoking Time Jazz Club

Tue, 02/16/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Smoking Time Jazz Club's latest, Make A Tadpole Holler Whale, is a romp and stomp through 1920s era jazz and blues. This is a group dedicated to the specific sound and craft of traditional jazz which they skillfully mix in with a bluesier sound on this album. "When we p... Read more

New music spotlight: Roar!

Wed, 02/10/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Roar! is a fun New Orleans-based duo that incorporates electronics into trombone, vocals, and live drumming into pop and punk music. The group has a sound reminiscent of a mishmash of unexpected artists-- Bjork, Portishead, Interpol, and Sylvan Esso. The mixes of loops and ... Read more

New music spotlight: T'Monde

Tue, 02/02/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Cajun musicians today still tend to come to the music through tradition, and T'Monde is no exception. This trio, made up of Drew Simon on accordion and vocals, Megan Brown on guitar and vocals, and Kelli Jones on fiddle and vocals, has a deep background in the Cajun traditi... Read more

New music spotlight: Mid-City Aces

Tue, 01/26/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Mid-City Aces are a Cajun trio consisting of 18 year-old accordion master Cameron Dupuy, his dad, Michael Dupuy on guitar, and Gina Forsyth on fiddle. Their music is a fresh, bold, acoustic, and firmly traditional take on the sounds of southern Louisiana. Released in De... Read more

New music spotlight: Michael Torregano, Jr.

Tue, 01/19/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Michael Torregano, Jr. was born into a family of musicians. He began studying music at age 6 with classical piano and added the saxophone at 12. One of his first introductions to jazz came at the Louis Armstrong Summer Camp He went on to study at the New Orleans Center for ... Read more

New music spotlight: Jason Marsalis

Sat, 01/16/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
"There's an element of fun that is often missing in today's jazz music." Jason Marsalis brings the fun back to modern jazz with his latest release, Heirs of the Crescent City. This album serves as accompaniment to an independent documentary about the various traditions that... Read more

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