Music You Don't Know You Like Yet
2006-02-15Sometimes out of tragedy & diversity rise great things. This has certainly been true of the on slot of wonderful recordings & tribute discs that have come from the Crescent City since Katrina left town. This disc covers 16 tracks of popular recordings from New Orleans; most tracks are done in a Jazz fashion though this eight piece band does dabble into Cajun & Zydeco tunes. The only real misstep I found on this disc was the Zydeco tinged "Don't Mess with My Toot-Toot"; I really enjoy how the band intertwines both the Male & Female vocals and along with the horn section to really capture " The Spirit of New Orleans". So if you can't make the trip to Jazz Fest this year, turn this recording up & imagine taking a stroll through the Beer Drenched clubs of the French Quarter. You may not get flashed, but you won't be disappointed. Reviewed By: Gregg Saur
Level of Intent
Happy, Sad and Satisfied.
Lewis Porter and Phil Scarff Group
Three Minutes to Four
James Taylor Quartet
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