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Housecleaning: Reissues

CDs stack up like cord wood under the best of circumstances; going into the black hole of Jazz Fest just exacerbates the problem. Here’s a quick trip through recent reissues: […]

Jazz Fest – Last Word for Now

We’re doing more Jazz Fest wrap-up in the June issue of OffBeat, so I’ll leave it here and move on. The best things I saw? In no particular order, done […]

Jazz Fest Notebook Dump, Day 7

Finally, a cloudless day. I started the day with the Oyster Rockefeller Bisque, which was a rich, murky green broth with six or so good sized oysters in a small […]

More Required Reading

A good story from New Orleans City Business on the marketing of Mardi Gras Indians.

Required Reading

Yesterday I meant to put up this link but was preoccupied with the rain. Katy Reckdahl’s story in The Times-Picayune on the police breaking up a jazz funeral is really […]

Jazz Fest Notebook Dump, day 6

After six fest days and two nights of Stomp with only Monday off, I’m ready for Jazz Fest to be over. Yesterday was a good day, and I remembered that […]

Jazz Fest Notebook Dump, day 5

My day started with a merguez from Jamila’s on a tip from the Times-Picayune‘s Brett Anderson (who took my tip on Guil’s Gator), and it was an excellent sausage sandwich. […]

Jazz Fest Notebook Dump, day 4

It’s Friday morning, and for the first time this fest, there are closers I want to see. With Stevie Wonder, Terence Blanchard with the LPO, the tribute to Clifton Chenier […]

Ponderosa Stomp Notebook Dump, Night 2

A good night at the Ponderosa Stomp. I heard from a few sources that I missed a classic Stomp moment with opening band, the Green Fuz. Their great moment, the […]

Ponderosa Stomp Notebook Dump, Night 1

This is a short post because I only saw the Wardell Quezergue section with Tony Owens, Jean Knight, Tammy Lynn, Mac Rebennack and more. Before Tammy Lynn, Nick Spitzer introduced […]