In honor of Hanukkah season, which began last night, here's the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra with a short (5 min, 17 sec) collection of Hanukkah melodies, put together by their lead trombonist and artistic director, Paul Ferguson.
Just released: the first music video by Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue for "To Make Amends" a song from their most recent album Last To Leave. It was filmed live, in a single, long tracking shot, at Side Show Props/Moviesets in Slidell, LA.
It's a great day for historians and fans of Louisiana's rich musical heritage-- the John and Alan Lomax recordings from their summer 1934 trip through the southern portion of the state are now available online, complete with photographs and extensive notes, including translations. The recordings include songs sung in both English and French.
Here's three songs by Kermit Ruffins, Guardian of the Groove, recorded during last Jazz Fest while parked just outside his Treme Mother-in-Law Lounge in the Jam in the Van vehicle: "Treme", "Marie", and "Ooh Child". Plus as lagniappe, a short interview during which Kermit professes: "I'm a master chef, and I play music on the side."
Last Piano Night (April 28), the Jam in the Van vehicle parked outside the House of Blues and recorded a few acts before they played inside. Here's Jon Cleary doing "When You Get Back" and "Burgundy Street Boogie".
Check out this moody "behind the scenes music video" from New Orleans singer-song writer Krisin Diable. "I Know a Man" from the album Kristin Diable & The City was filmed inside the historic Upper Pontalba building on Jackson Square.