segunda-feira, 30 de maio de 2016

Leroy Jones' New Orleans Strut

Trumpeter Leroy Jones was playing in New Orleans back when Bourbon Street was lined with jazz clubs. The city has changed since then — Bourbon Street is a prime example — and Jones has evolved with it. From second lines with the Fairview Baptist Church Marching Band and the Hurricane Brass Band, club gigs with modern combos and tours with Harry Connick Jr., he's been a part of many jazz scenes.

Jazz Night In America takes in a set with Jones' sextet at the Dew Drop Social & Benevolent Jazz Hall in Mandeville, La., across the lake from New Orleans. We hear the story of the venue, a small wooden room which has hosted jazz performances for more than a century, and the stories of Jones, a well-loved presence in his hometown.

"We Shall Walk Through The Streets Of The City" - 4:12
"Aftermath Blues" - 11:04
"Royal Garden Blues" - 18:20
"St. James Infirmary" - 25:30
"Mama Don't Allow No Music Played Around Here" - 34:46

Recorded Feb. 28, 2016 @ Dew Drop Social & Benevolent Jazz Hall, Mandeville, La

Leroy Jones (trumpet)

Katja Toivola (trombone)
Daniel Farrow (saxophone)
Paul Longstreth (piano)
Jason Stewart (bass)
Barnaby Gold (drums)

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