Norbert Susemihl All Stars, Live at the New Orleans Jazz Museum 2019 (Independent)

This fall’s release from long-time bi-annual visitor, Norbert Susemihl, features quite a few hometown faces. Norbert leads on trumpet and vocals with Oliver Bonie on alto sax, Craig Klein on trombone, Shaye Cohn on piano, Molly Reeves on guitar, Roland Guerin on bass, and Jason Marsalis on drums. The album was recorded live at The U.S. Mint as part of the first Rhythm and Flow Festival organized by Sweet Music Medicine, a non-profit for the benefit of New Orleans Musicians. Norbert always knows how to put together a great band. Here he’s got Craig, Oliver, and Molly from The Jazz Vipers; Shaye Cohn from Tuba Skinny; New Orleans Musical royalty, Jason Marsalis; and former Allen Toussaint/Dr. John bassist Roland Guerin. I’m sold just on the line-up. The result is a top-notch band faithfully rendering traditional New Orleans classics like “Big Chief,” “Delta Bound,” “Over in the Gloryland,” and “I Ain’t Gonna Give You None of My Jelly Roll.