Get down to St. Claude for this one-- after Bacchus.
The full Naked Orchestra and the full New Orleans Klezmer All Stars. Fly down or drive down!
Hi Ho lounge. 10pm.
Be there- or you will find yourself to be square-ing up. Mcmurray will vocalize with the orchestra in the runoff to valparaiso at Saturn the following eve.
Playing Tuesday 10th of February at Open Ears with Dan Oestreicher's outfit. Groove creative under the fiery drive of Dan- in town for a bit from endless touring with Trombone shorty. Dan has put together a group some of the most interesting and distinguished musicians from across a couple of scenes.
The lineup is:
Dan Oestreicher- bass and bari saxophones (trombone shorty)
Roger Lewis-Baritone, soprano saxes
Oops-Bass drum(soul rebels)
I'm looking forward to this greatly! You'd be nuts to miss this, one week out from carnival and all that!
I'll be playing a set of originals with the quartet at The Ogden Museum on 925 Camp St. in the main hall. The gig has an interesting format and, I will be interviewed halfway through so if you come and have pressing questions, we could get to them there.
You will at least witness Doug Garrison on drums and James Singleton on bass.
Showtime is from 6-8pm.
For more information click here...
The Naked Orchestra will play again at the site of the band's recent return to action. Another very solid lineup of some of the finest in New Orleans. "Not to be missed!" exclaimed a previous audience before loosening it all up and heading out into the streets.
So far the lineup is as follows:
Martin Krusche-soprano sax
Ray Moore-Alto sax
Brad Walker- Tenor sax
Jason Mingeldorff-Baritone sax
Jeff Albert-trombone/ electronics
feat. Alex McMurray-vocals
I've been quite involved with this video installation for which I've provided sound. It's my first involvement in something like this in New Orleans. Swing by and take a look.
There is a closing party at the gallery where it can be viewed on Thursday 15, Jan 2015. From 7-10pm. And there's refreshments!
Long overdue- the penultimate section of interview by New Orleanian, Geoffrey Douville, pictured below with the banjo marching with Egg Yolk Jubilee.
Geoff goes on to describe the relationship and impact of his film practices to his musical thinking. This segment goes very heavily into things he likes in film creativity. it's on the interviews page, here...
Naked Orchestra Mark 1- 1996
In this segment, Geoff goes on to discuss his involvements with film, more on Danny Barker, New Orleans Rhythm and Blues performer/ audience relationships in music and a handful of other interesting subjects.
Take a listen- get involved in some more sides of the New Orleans music world of today and the past!
The Interview can be found on the interviews page, here...
The interviews are back after a long layoff. Find out about a great local musical artist and one of the whackier bands from the 90s. Also, films, politics and bar-owning.
Geoff Douville is an interesting and alive mind. I went to talk with him using the Egg Yolk Jubilee as a jumping off point. Egg Yolk showed up on my radar in the early 90's and they had a mad frantic style and were composed of some very expressive locals and, of course, featured Jeff playing electric guitar in a style not so commonly heard in the directions that they seemed to be headed. Then I found out about his fascinating film work with Paul Grass. He's also an owner of the Lost Love Lounge in the Marigny neighborhood in New Orleans.
Jeff is very good at elucidating opinions and he is one of the few folks amidst the list of interviewees that is really from New Orleans, not transplanted. There is an interesting long view about the city, and its art and music world that seems to emerge from that perspective.
Part 1 of the interview is here...
I'll be playing with the Dave Capello Trio this Tuesday the 14th of October at 10pm upstairs at The Blue Nile at 532 Frenchmen St. New Orleans. COME OUT AND CHECK IT OUT!
Dave Capello is one of the most unusual drummers in town. There is a reason; a background of very interesting radical theater and music situations in New York and Kansas City before his move to New Orleans 20 years ago. I interviewed Dave a few years ago. Surprising stuff. If you are interested in music ideas and where they come from and whether your ears are as open as you hoped you can check out the interview here...
Jeff Albert's Open Ears series has really become an event, over the years, for those still driven by music and sound. The fact that it goes on amidst the grotesque and never ending cheapening of Frenchmen St. makes it even more of a diamond in the rough.
This show will feature songs from the bassist, Cecile and Dave is trying to get me to do the same. She has a wild and varied background on the Chicago music scene including long stints with Fred Anderson and Famodou Don Moye (Legends everybody- google it- get involved in what goes in your ears! Ditch the complacent attitude!)) She sings really nice.
Oh yes- improvisation will occur for those of you enraptured by this central of all music language developments. There will be also elements of some other lines in music thinking.
Tonight at Siberia with a wild lineup. The Fool Moon people!!!
The "It's New Orleans" radio show had me on to talk for their Happy Hour Show, which is a weekly live recorded show at The Wayfare restaurant on Freret. It was an entertaining hour. I even sang a song- very rare to put my voice on the air.
Check out the show here...
Sadly, a major loss to the New Orleans music community happened a few weeks ago with the passing of saxophonist Tim Green. He was to be on this show!
So come out, tomorrow night- Sept. 27th at Snug Harbor on Frenchmen St. 2 Shows 8 &10pm!
Tim was so important to my own musical development early on that kit is hard to put into words. There are luckily recordings of him playing with myself as well as all the others on this show at snug harbor.
This promises to be a great sunday evening of music.
new group. good stuff.
Devon Taylor- Tuba
expect a lot of me and a lot of monk
Tomorrow from 8-10pm at Gasa Gasa
4920 Freret St
Paul Thibodeaux on drums
Devon is a really talented young tuba player I met in California who moved to New Orleans recently. I think he'll fit right in. Come check it out. The acoustics are great. Last week was a blast. The Panorama Jazz Band follows us. They are somethin' else!
Tomorrow night at the Little Gem Saloon
New Orleans Klezmer All Stars for the last gig of the weekend out for the jazzfest stretch. If you haven't been there yet. Things have been unusual and interesting (read exciting if you need more positive detail) at both the jazzfest slot and at the Hi Ho lounge.
Tomorrow will be no slouch as we return with our old drummer Willie Green (The Neville brothers, Bob Dylan and other minor figures, etc.) If you haven't ever seen him play yiddish music, you are only familiar with a few of his dimensions as an innovative musical contributor. Get out there for it! Together we are a fascinating New Orleans/World music machine.
Jazzfest-Our musical offerings for start tomorrow, Friday April 25th. 2:50pm at the Fais do-do stage. A great slot for hot klezmer fun in the sun!
Following that-we will be at The Hi Ho lounge on St. Claude Ave. The show starts at 10pm and it's a double bill with the unperturbable Iguanas. They have a new record and we have a new item for your digital devices as well.
our sets will feature the following local/global all-stars:
Matt Perrine- trombone
Stanton Moore- drums
Jonathan Freilich- guitar
Playing Kaffee Burger, Berlin on March 20th with Glenn Hartman- accordion.
In case you are in Berlin or are interested...
(Also those more obscure shows)
Also playing in Kiel Germany on the 22nd of March
The debut record by the fledgling New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars Duo is out! You can pick it up at CD Baby and the iTunes store- (at least, when the algorithm that lists it gets around to its job.
Glenn Hartman and I are on the way to Germany right now to play a small run of concerts and get the record out to people. The record features a fair amount of experimentation and new-ish sounds. Get a copy!