One my pop's favorites.
New Orleans jazz clarinet great Pete Fountain passed away in New Orleans yesterday at the age of 86.
I'm currently working my way through The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans by Lawrence Powell, a history professor at Tulane. It's occasionally dry in its recounting of names, but the history of New Orleans as a city that kept itself as independent as possible from the various 17th and 18th century colonial powers is an interesting one. I'm almost up to the Louisiana Purchase.
On deck, I have Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War by Susan Southard, so I have a little mini theme of city-based historical books going on right now.
What are you reading?
Goodbye, Mr. Toussaint.
Okay, yeah, this isn't from Jazz Fest, but it would seem that the majority of folks at the track couldn't hold a camera phone steady enough to get a good video of anything. The fest video after the jump. Continue reading Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue – Surburbia
this post claims this is from the 1973 jazz fest, so i'm just going to go with it.
check it if you want a yesteryear history lesson.
Billy Joel performing one of my old man's favorite songs. "It is Saturday". Hilarious.
jazz fest encompasses and embraces many forms of music. hopefully we can do it some justice.
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux closes out the first weekend of Jazz Fest on the Jazz and Heritage stage. Dave Matthew's Band is playing at the same time, I hope Will chooses wisely.