Frenchmen Street in New Orleans, only a few blocks away from the old historic French Quarter, has in the last years evolved into a very unique, and active musical center. Within about 3 blocks there are music clubs, side by side. To name some: Three Muses, The Spotted Cat, Snug Harbor, Mélange, La Maison, d.b.a., Café Negril, Blue Nile, Apple Barrel. On any given night, all year round, starting already in the afternoon, one can hear a wealth of musical talent. Bands playing and representing the gumbo of musical styles that New Orleans has born and nurtured, like Jazz, Brassband Music, Blues, Funk, R&B. Many young musicians, playing traditional Jazz, are very active here. Excellent Lindy Hop dancers unite music and dance into one dynamic experience.
The musicians on this CD are all part of this new musical scene and melting pot, and are performing regularly in one or more music clubs on Frenchmen Street. “Erika, Norbert & Shaye” have been playing together as a Blues Trio since 2010 and are represented on this recording. A couple of tracks are musical conversations between trumpet and piano alone. The whole band plays a wide variety of selections with Erika Lewis on vocal, as well as some instrumentals.
released June 3, 2012
Recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA:
2.+7. May 2012 at Word Of Mouth Studio.
Norbert Susemihl (D/DK/USA) - trumpet, vocal
Erika Lewis (USA) - vocal
Gregory Agid (USA) - clarinet, sax
Shaye Cohn (USA) - piano
Kerry Lewis (USA) - bass
Jason Marsalis (USA) - drums
supported by 19 fans who also own “Norbert Susemihl - Night on Frenchmen Street”
Considering that a previous review says this isn't the strongest release, I am bowled over. Maybe a couple of tracks don't immediatly stand out , but they will grow I know. This is the first music I have considered worthy enough to purchase this century. True!! silverpaul