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Charlie Lee Sims, 1935-2017

When the jazz classic “On Green Dolphin Street” emanated from Donna’s Bar & Grill, you could bet that trumpeter Leroy Jones was blowing on stage. Charlie Sims, the beloved chef […]

David L. Harris, “Blues I Felt” (Independent)

Trombonist, vocalist and composer David L. Harris opens Blues I Felt with a lot of gumption and drama. The Baton Rouge native teams with an A-team of young up-and-comers on […]

Davy Mooney, “Hope of Home” (Sunnyside Records)

Compatibility rules on guitarist Davy Mooney’s latest album, Hope of Home. With Mooney’s sophisticated style at the helm, the talented musicians here—reedman John Ellis, pianist Jon Cowherd, bassist Matt Clohesy […]

Super Sunday: Injuns Here Dey Come… Again

The New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council is perhaps best recognized by the general population for presenting its spectacular Indian Super Sunday parade. It’s held annually Uptown on the third […]

Soundcheck: Five Questions with trumpeter and vocalist Wendell Brunious

First off, who’s in the band and do you change your repertoire for this gig? Tom Hook on piano, Richard Moten on the bass, Gerald French on drums and Roderick […]

Wendell Brunious, “In the Tradition” & Louis Nelson New Orleans, “All Stars April in New Orleans” (GHB Records)

For reissue purposes, these two albums, trumpeter/vocalist Wendell Brunious’ In the Tradition (recorded in 1986) and trombonist Louis Nelson’s April in New Orleans (recorded in 1988) were joined together on […]

Brian Blade talks back

“Sometimes I think New Orleans might as well be Paris,” says Brian Blade, 46, a Shreveport native who moved back to his hometown some three and a half years ago. […]

Indian Secrets: Old and new Mardi Gras Indian traditions face off

“I’m not going to tell you my secrets now,” warns Clarence “Chief Delco” Delcour of the Creole Osceola Mardi Gras Indian gang. “I come from the old school of it; […]

“I got it … and I’m overcoming it”: What’s Next for Henry Butler

“My physical energy is still good,” says piano and vocal genius Henry Butler, who continues to work and compose despite his serious diagnosis of metastatic colon cancer that has spread […]

Alcide ‘Slow Drag’ Pavageau, “Drag’s Half Fast Band” (GHB Records)

Bassist Alcide “Slow Drag” Pavageau, a New Orleans native born in 1888, was best known as a sideman and for his long association with clarinetist George Lewis. The first nine […]