Tag Archives: James Singleton

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: January 30 – February 5, 2014

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of January 30 – February 5, 2014 featuring: Jake Bugg, Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr. and the Congo Square Nation, The Junior League, Dam-Funk with DJ Soul Sister, Skinny Puppy, the James Singleton Quartet, Josh Paxton and [...]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 66): Helen Gillet & James Singleton, Dynamic Duo

11 years ago, cellist Helen Gillet moved to the Crescent City. Within a year of her arrival, she began collaborating with bassist James Singleton. Each drawing from a background in classical and jazz — with Gillet’s more rooted in classical and Singleton’s more rooted in jazz — their partnership gave rise to a unique improvisational [...]

Gillet Singleton Duo, Ferdinand (Independent)

This is not ya mama’s string duets. She would not recognize some of the sounds coming from this direct and powerful live recording from cellist Helen Gillet and bassist James Singleton at the Marigny Opera House in March 2013. Even in its lighter moments, this is an intense set of music. There are several aspects [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: October 24 – 30, 2013

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of October 24 – October 30, 2013 featuring: Paul Sanchez, Tab Benoit, Peelander-Z, Ingrid Lucia, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Helen Gillet and James Singleton, and Kristin Diable. Full ScheduleLouisiana Music on TourAdd a New Listing October 24October [...]

David Lasocki, A Higher Fusion: The New Orleans Modern-Jazz Group Astral Project at 34 (Instant Harmony Music)

The cover of David Lasocki’s book A Higher Fusion: The New Orleans Modern-Jazz Group Astral Project at 34 shows the group as a quartet—saxophonist Tony Dagradi, guitarist Steve Masakowski, acoustic bassist Jim Singleton and drummer Johnny Vidacovich. A lot of people still think of the group as a quintet with pianist Dave Torkanowsky, but as [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: September 5 – 11, 2013

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of September 5 – 11, 2013 featuring: Clint Maedgen, Rick Springfield, Mike Dillon, the James Singleton Quartet, the Bluegrass Pickin’ Party, Joe Satriani and Black Flag. September 5September 6September 7September 8 September 9September 10September 11   THURSDAY, [...]

Cliff Hines, Wanderlust (Independent)

Call this one New Orleans-based jazztronica with a variety of global (African, Brazilian, Caribbean, Indian, Middle Eastern, and Spanish, as well as American swing, hip-hop and rock) influences, which makes great sense given the city’s proud history as a musical melting pot. Hines’ all-original material is inspired by current events, fiction, folktales, history and rapid [...]

The New Swing Street: Frenchmen Street’s Trad Jazz Explosion

Check through the arts columns of the New York Times these days and there is scarcely a mention of traditional jazz. Yes, there is jazz coverage: bebop, free form, jazz-rock fusion. Perfunctory perhaps, but it’s there at least, in what has become our national newspaper. But trad jazz? It’s a curiosity out of the past [...]

Today in Louisiana Music History: October 8

1893 (or 1898): Birth of pianist, singer, arranger, composer Clarence Williams was born in Plaquemine, Louisiana. 1937: Birth of singer Wallace Johnson born in Napoleonville, Louisiana. 1955: Accordionist & composer Iry LeJeune passes away at age 26. Struck near Eunice changing a flat tire. 1955: Happy Birthday to Composer, bassist, bandleader James Singleton.

Dave Ferrato, Later, On Decatur (Independent)

Dave Ferrato is a Quarter Rat with an eye for storytelling detail and an ear for the classic currents of New Orleans R&B. This is an extremely polished and professional effort for a first album. The expert ministrations of Mark Mullins as producer and arranger ensure that technical quality, and Mullins assembled an outstanding cast [...]