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about

This recording is a tribute to the legendary New Orleans musicians, like Billie and De De Pierce, Sweet Emma Barrett, Kid Thomas Valentine, George Lewis, Josiah "Cie" Frazier and many more. They played their very special music in the local Crescent City dance halls in the 30s, 40s and 50s of the last century. Luthjen’s, Speck’s Moulin Rouge, Economy Hall, Kohlman’s Tavern and San Jacinto Hall were some of them.

These places were simple neighborhood bars with a small stage and dance floor, where the locals would meet, socialize and dance, or halls available for rent, to host many kinds of social events. The bands that played were usually smaller outfits, like trios or quartets. The music was pure New Orleans Jazz of the era, and the repertoire consisted of popular songs of the time.

Recording this session, we were greatly inspired by this music and its players and strived to capture the feeling and sound of this now lost art form. Our thanks go to the New Orleans Musician's Union, where we recorded this album in their new Tricentennial Hall, which just had opened a few months before our session.

credits

released February 7, 2019

Recorded in New Orleans, USA
17. October 2018 at Tricentennial Hall of the
American Federation of Musicians - Local 174-496

Norbert Susemihl (D/DK/USA) - trumpet, vocal
Chloe Feoranzo (USA) - clarinet, vocal
Harry Mayronne (USA) - piano
Barnaby Gold (AUS/USA) - drums

Recording, mixing and mastering by
Norbert Susemihl
JazzRecordingStudio
www.jazzrecording.eu

Cover design by Anne Baaner

Photos by Anne Baaner, Banu Gibson,
Diana Gold, Eliot Kamenitz,
and Flemming Wagner

license

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