Tag Archives: Detroit Brooks

Dr. Michael White, Adventures in New Orleans Jazz, Part 2 (Basin Street Records)

Part Two of Dr. White’s exhilarating and euphoric musical adventures, which have been not so much “in” New Orleans jazz as “with” it, display a distinctly domestic character, particularly in contrast to Part One, which proposed a decidedly international itinerary. Adventures in New Orleans Jazz, Part 1 opened with the rounded tones of the balafon [...]

YouTube du Jour: Ike Stubblefield

Hammond B3 player Ike Stubblefield got his start as part of the Motown Revue in 1968, and he has spent his career since playing with a musical who’s who on the road or in the studio. Recently, he was in town to play organ on Ruthie Foster‘s Let It Burn (recorded at Piety Street Studios), [...]

New Jazz School Auditions Saturday

The proliferation of free music education programs is one of the healthiest post-Katrina developments. One, the New Jazz School, starts its fourth year June 7 at Isidore Newman School. Donald Harrison, Jr. is the director, and Christian Scott, Jesse McBride, Detroit Brooks and David Pulphus are on the educational staff. The program teaches vocals, brass, [...]