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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion (February 10, 2018)

Mardi Gras is Tuesday, February 13. So this edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion will visit New Orleans to celebrate the gumbo of wind-band music there. New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz; and wind and percussion instruments where the delivery tools. We’re going to listen to some klezmer, some traditional dixieland, American Indian music, blues, soul, funk, and even Caribbean music. In short we’ll demonstrate how music in New Orleans is creole—a mixture of musical traditions from many different sources. We’ll begin with the New Orleans Klezmer Allstars performing a klezmer tune based on Louis Armstrong's "Struttin' with Some Barbeque."

  1. Struttin' with Doner Kabob
    Composer:  Jonathan Freilich
    Performer:   New Orleans Klezmer Allstars
    Album:  Fresh Out the Past
  2. When the Saints Go Marching In
    Composer:   Traditional
    Performer:  Olympia Brass Band
    Album:  Fallen Heroes: A Jazz Funeral
  3. Ooh Poo Pah Doo (1960)
    Composer:  Jessie Hill (1932-1996)
    Performer:  Trombone Shorty and James Andrews
    Album:  Treme: Season 1
  4. Mr. Nine O'clock
    Composer:   Robert Wagner
    Performer:  New Orleans Klezmer Allstars
    Album:  Fresh Out the Past
  5. At the Foot of Canal Street
    Composer:  John Boutte (1958- ) and Paul Sanchez (1960?- )
    Performer:  New Birth Brass Band
    Album:  Treme: Season 1
  6. Buona Sera (recorded 1957)
    Composer:  Carl Sigman (1909-2000) and Peter DeRose (1900-1953)
    Performer:  Louis Prima
    Album:  Treme: Season 1
  7. Indian Red
    Composer:  Traditional
    Performer:  Mardi Gras Indians
    Album:  Treme: Season 1
  8. Time Is on My Side
    Composer:  Jerry Ragovoy (1930-2011)
    Performer:  Irma Thomas (Soul Queen of New Orleans) and Allen Toussaint
    Album:  Treme: Season 1
  9. Just a Closer Walk With Thee
    Composer:  Traditional
    Performer:  Treme Brass Band
    Album:  Treme: Season 1
  10. Steaming Blues
    Composer:  Joseph Williams (1960- )
    Performer:  Hot Eight Brass Band
    Album:  Life and Times of the Hot Eight Brass Band
  11. Let Your Mind Be Free
    Composer:  Soul Rebels (?)
    Performer:  Soul Rebels
    Album:  Unlock Your Mind
  12. Martinique
    Composer:  Dr. Michael White (1954- )
    Performer:  Dr. Michael White and His Band
    Album:  Soul of New Orleans

Air Date: 

Saturday, February 10, 2018



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