Moods of Old New Orleans

Moods of Old New Orleans
  1. Do You Know 0:00

  2. When We Danced At The Mardi Gras 0:00

  3. Snag It 0:00

  4. Canal Street Blues 0:00

  5. Tampeekoe 0:00

  6. Sugarfoot Stomp 0:00

  7. Mississippi Rag 0:00

  8. Sweet Lovin' Man 0:00

  9. Mad 0:00

  10. Ophelia 0:00

  11. Just A Closer Walk With Thee 0:00

  12. Buddy's Habit 0:00

  13. Eccentric 0:00

  14. Jackass Blues 0:00

  15. Discontented Blues 0:00

  16. Mama's Gone Goodbye 0:00

  17. Clarinet Marmalade 0:00

NOTES: What are the diverse "moods" of old New Orleans? a poet might conjure them up with words like "exuberant," "colorful," or "joyful," on the one hand, or "serene," "earthy," or "brooding" on the other. And for the jazz musician? Old-timers spoke of music that is "hot," "bright," or "raucous." And they would also praise pieces that are "pretty" "lyrical," or "blue." These are the moods of old New Orleans. The selections in this collection celebrate them all.

This recording by the Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble uncovers lost moods of classic New Orleans jazz. With sparkling virtuosity and profound respect for the great pioneers, members of this long-established group from the birthplace of jazz reveal forgotten aspects of this beloved. music. For more than twenty years the LRJE has performed the full range of that city's music in original formats and on period instruments. Affiliated with the extraordinary Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University in New Orleans, the LRJE is like a musical archeologist, bringing forth lost treasures that in many cases lay in obscurity for three quarters of a century.

PERSONNEL: Fred Starr (leader), clarinet, tenor sax, C-melody sax; Joe Muranyi, clarinet, alto sax; Ray Taranto (guest), alto sax, clarinet; Lew Green, cornet; Willie Singleton,cornet; Tom Ebbert, trombone; John Chaffe, tenor banjo, plectrum banjo, six-string banjo; Terry Waldo, piano; John Joyce, drums; Tom Saunders, bass, tuba; Carol Leigh,guest vocalist. CREDITS: Recording date - June 1995. Location - Fairfield University Quick Center, Fairfield, Connecticut. Produced by - Doug King and Klaus Heymann.