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Tin Men, On the Shady Side (Independent)

For most of the 20th century New Orleans music spent its energy preserving and building on the spectacular advances it created in the first two decades of the 1900s. We […]

Lonely Lonely Knights, Lonely Lonely Knights (Independent)

If you want to fight back against the forces that are trying to destroy live local music, this is a good place to start. We’re in an all-out cultural war […]

The New Reconstruction: James Andrews and other musicians reflect on Katrina, the Federal Flood and the new new Orleans.

Welcome to the era of boosterism in New Orleans. We are being bombarded with endless references to the “Katrina recovery,” the glorious civic self- congratulation festival that has officials pointing […]

Winning Over Audiences

Irvin Mayfield stood in front of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra on stage at the Théâtre Maisonneuve in Montreal. “We’re here to bring New Orleans to Montreal,” he said, gesturing […]

Mayfield at Montreal Jazz Festival

Irvin Mayfield canceled several high profile appearances in New Orleans in the wake of a WWL-TV investigation into his financial dealings as director of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, but […]

George Porter Jr., It’s Time to Funk (Independent)

Bassist George Porter Jr. is the link between generations of New Orleans schools of funk, a member of the Meters when that band codified the form in the late 1960s through […]

Irene Sage, Love Is Good (Independent)

Irene Sage is a direct link to the carefree pre-Katrina days when New Orleans was a true musicians’ town and you didn’t see limos on Frenchmen Street. Back then it […]

The Legendary Doctor Generosity, Oolah Malla Walla (Independent)

Oolah Malla Walla is a record of new compositions written in the style of Professor Longhair and played by an All-Star New Orleans R&B band made up of Walter Wolfman […]

Backtalk: Johnny Sansone

Johnny Sansone had already established himself as a harmonica virtuoso in New Orleans when he released Crescent City Moon in 1997. The album won a slew of Best of the Beat […]

Panorama Jazz Band/Panorama Brass Band, Good Music for You (Panorama Records)

The absolute worst sin against art that a neophyte New Orleanian can commit is the embrace of the city’s deep, mysterious culture as his or her plaything. The streets of […]