Trombone Shorty performs "Buckjump" with Orleans Avenue, for a taping of Sound Opinions at WBEZ in Chicago. The album version of this track, from 2011's For True, featured as guests the Rebirth Brass Band.
Get a jump on Jazz Fest on the evening of Thursday, April 23 by taking it back to the very beginning. The Louisiana State Museum will be showing seven 16mm film reels from the first Jazz Fest in 1970 at the Old U.S. Mint. The reels feature Duke Ellington, Mahalia Jackson, Pete Fountain, Danny Barker, and many more iconic artists.
This year's Record Store Day is happening on Saturday, April 18. Record Store Day is an annual celebration of the people who make up the world of the record store, including staff, customers, and artists, as they come together to recognize the unique culture of a record store and the special role that independent record stores play in the community.
In the video below, made in 1941, Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller (1904-1943) performs "Honeysuckle Rose," one of his best known compositions. It's an example of a "soundie," which are "three-minute American musical 16mm films, produced ... between 1940 and 1946, each containing a song, dance and/or band or orchestral number....