Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Preservation...

Photo lifted from ninebullets.net
I'm sure I would write about music more if I had time, but I do read quite a few blogs about music. So if you believe in music then you probably don't need to be told about why you should check out the new CD from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. I have had the amazing pleasure of seeing them a few times in their hometown and I can assure you it is worth the long wait in line and the crowds. I put them on my list of "Essential things to do in New Orleans even if they seem touristy".

Anyhow, another blog that I read is the local blog ninebullets.net which is a pretty solid americana, roots rock, and alt country type blog. Every once in a while they branch out and review something off their normal tack and I will leave it to the guys over there to talk about this album because a) they've listened to the whole thing and b) I couldn't have said it better myself.
-Charles

"I’m going to keep this relatively brief because if you know anything at all about the Preservation Hall Jazz band, you know it’s a brilliant record.

So, if you enjoy jazz, swing, blues or anything at all about American Roots music, and you enjoy hearing your favorite songs performed by an incredibly eclectic and talented collection of artists, backed by the best jazz ensemble in America, then this is a record you need to own. You’ll probably also want to buy several additional copies so you can distribute them to any friends who may have been physically incapacitated and, thus, incapable of purchasing this Essential Listening album.

If you’re not interested in the history and tradition of American music, or in contributing your money to the preservation of an American institution, then you’ll probably want to continue listening to whatever Starbucks tells you would best complement your double tall, nonfat Grande Caramel Latte.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Tom Waits – “Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing” (from Preservation)

Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Jason Isbell – “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out” (from Preservation)"

Head to their site for the music links - http://ninebullets.net/archives/preservation-hall-jazz-band-preservation "

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