Offbeat Cover for August, 2003

August 2003 Contents


Clubhouse: Fritzel’s European Jazz Club

John Scott: Black & White

Masters of Louisiana Music: Joseph “King” Oliver

Satchmo Club Strut

Satchmo Spotlight: Michael Ray

Satchmo Spotlight: Roland Guerin

Satchmo Spotlight: The Louis Armstrong Home, Queens, NY

Satchmo Spotlight: The Pinettes

Satchmo Spotlight: Troi Bechet

Satchmo Spotlight: Troy Andrews

Southern Man: Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers


Terence Blanchard


Obituary: Alvin Alcorn (1912-2003)

Dis 'n' Dat

Garden of Eva

Bayou Boogie

The First Cajun Record

Blues Hound

Trailing the Blues

Feed Me Something, Mister

A Vacation for the Mouth


Son of Trane

St. Rock

Improvisational Potpie

Talkin' 'bout New Orleans

Going, Going, Gone


Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets, Which Way Is Texas? (Bullseye/Rounder)

Arturo Sandoval, Trumpet Evolution (Crescent Moon/Columbia)

Bernie Alan & Knight Train, Choo Choo Train (Le Bois D’arc)

Christian Scott, Christian Scott (Impromp2)

Cyril Neville and the Uptown Allstars, For the Funk of It: Remembering Benny’s Bar

Dash Rip Rock, Live from the Bottom of the Hill (Write On)

David Murray Latin Big Band, Now Is Another Time (Justin Time)

Gary Hirstius, Down River (Four Cats/Radionic)

John Hiatt and the Goners, Beneath This Gruff Exterior (New West)

John Pizzarelli, Live at Birdland (Telarc Jazz)

Johnny Vidacovich, June Yamagishi, George Porter, Jr., We Came to Play (Trio Records)

Karin Williams, Karin Williams (Nicholas Entertainment)

Laura Love, Welcome to Pagan Place (Koch)

Lou Pride, The Memphis/El Paso Sessions 1970-73 (Severn)

Louis Armstrong & his All Stars, Jazz Is Back in Grand Rapids (GHB)

Louis Armstrong & the All Stars, Satchmo Plays King Oliver (Fuel 2000)

Pershing Wells, Loveland (Digital Sac-a-Lait)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Compliments of the Mysterious Phantom (Hyena)

Steve Conn, Steve Conn (Not Really)

Supagroup, Supagroup (Foodchain)

Tabby Thomas, Blues from the Swamp (Blue Beat)

The Blasters, Trouble Bound (Hightone)

The Dixie Cups, The Red Bird Years (Varese Sarabande)

The Fens, Nobody Likes Sneaky Pete (UTR)

The New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra, Burning Sands (Camelback)

The Upsetters, The Upsetters (La Cienega)

Tim Laughlin, The Isle of Orleans (Gentilly)

Trois Bechet, Vo-Du Bleu (Independent)

Various Artists, The Rough Guide to American Roots (World Music Network)

Victoria Williams, Sings Some Ol’ Songs (Dualtone)

Willem!, Time to Find the Guggenheimer (Lost Car)

Mojo Mouth

Nothing Like New Orleans

Live Wire

Animal Collective, Mermaid Lounge, July 9, 2003

Dismemberment Plan, TwiRoPa Mills, July 14, 2003

Leopard Skin, Zebra Stripes & Other Wildlife

Mangina, Checkpoint Charlie, June 28, 2003

Melt-Banana, The Parish at House of Blues, June 29, 2003

Quivering Lips and Falsetto Crescendos

Susan Cowsill, Maple Leaf, June 26, 2003

The Fall and The Detonations, the Parish at House of Blues, July 14, 2003

The White Stripes, Municipal Auditorium, June 23, 2003


Letters August 2003