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Walter 'Fats' Pichon was born in New Orleans, and though often described as a cocktail pianist, he had a solid background in classical music, jazz and everything in between. His time at the Boston Conservatory of Music was sponsored by the Gershwin Brothers! He was the ultimate entertainer and master of the keyboard. Tracks featured here include appearances with Luis Russell and his Burning Eight, King Oliver and his Orchestra, The QRS Boys as well as ... [MORE]
Brian Carrick is one of the UK's finest clarinet players and has led bands for many years on both sides of the Atlantic. On this recording he comes together with hand-picked New Orleans masters for a thumping session of tunes - recorded 'live' at the Louisiana Music Factory in New Orleans on November 2nd 2006.
The musicians joining him here are Dwayne Burns, trumpet and vocals, Maynard Chatters trombone and vocals, Louis Ford tenor and soprano sax and ... [MORE]
Recorded 'Live' at Luthjens in New Orleans on May 3rd 1953.The line-up of the evening at the old dance hall was Billie Pierce piano and vocals, DeDe Pierce trumpet and vocals, Harrison Brazely trombone and George Henderson drums! Enjoy! [MORE]
Recorded November 2006 and featuring the St Augustine Church Choir (the oldest African-American Catholic Parish in the USA) and Brian Carrick's New Orleans Heritage Band.
This session is a selection of Blues Gospel and Jazz that can only be played this way by musicians who enjoy their gifts and share their combined joy at this recording to give the listener a little piece of New Orleans. [MORE]
Dwayne Burns and his trombone player Lester Caliste were both badly affected by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 and they were eventually relocated to Houston, Texas. Now safely back in New Orleans the regular gigs have returned and he and the band are busy again! Sadly Lester Caliste has never returned and is much missed. This CD was recorded in New Orleans in April 2002 and the repertoire is refreshingly different with more unusual tunes mixed in with ... [MORE]
25 Year Anniversary Release. All tracks recorded in New Orleans, all previously unreleased material from the vaults! CD 1 has 16 tracks and artists include Michael White, Kid Sheik, Sadie Goodson and the New Orleans Jazz Wizards. CD 2 has 13 tracks and artists include The Ken Colyer Trust Band, Brian Carrick with Waldren 'Frog' Joseph, Cuff Billett, Sam Rimington, Walter Payton and Kid Simmons International All Stars. [MORE]
Part of the Jazz in New Orleans series - The Nineties. Recorded in St Paul Lutheran Church on the corner of Burgundy Street in April 1997. Brian Carrick and the band were delighted to have leading Gospel legend, Topsy Chapman, joining the band on some of the tracks from their session.
Full personnel for the CD are BRIAN CARRICK - clarinet,, TOPSY CHAPMAN - vocals, MALC MURPHY - Drums, NORMAN THATCHER - Trumpet , BILL EVANS - Trombone. BERNIE ATTRIDGE ... [MORE]
This recording dates from August 1982 and was made at the Ultrasonic Studio in New Orleans, which was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Jack Willis - leader and cornet - is probably best known for his association with the George Lewis Band in the 1960s. Other band members were Freddie Lonzo trombone, Ralph Johnson clarinet and tenor sax, Sam Mooney piano, Les Muscutt banjo and guitar, Brian Turnock string bass and Stanley Williams drums. [MORE]