This week we will be exploring 1953 on the Tuesday New Orleans Music Show. For the first time, I have no Louis Armstrong recordings to share but plenty from Louis Prima, Sam Butera, Smiley Lewis and the first recordings of Ernie KDoe. That's Tuesday April 6th from 11 am until 2 pm only on WWOZ. (wwoz.org)
Be on the lookout for a new band called The Mohican Scouts. I got a chance to check out this young folk duo at the Circle Bar last Sunday and they really blew me away. Songwriter Parker Hobson plays nylon-string guitar with fiery precision and is not afraid to abuse his instrument when necessary. He also brings a unique and powerful vocal presence (unfortunately, because of the sub-par P.A.
In our continuing chronological look at the music of New Orleans and Louisiana, Tom Morgan and his Tuesday New Orleans Music Show presents the music of 1952. From Louis Armstrong's recordings in Scandanavia, Sidney Bechet's in Paris and Louis Prima's in New York to Sharkey Bonano's recordings in New Orleans, you'll get to experience traditional jazz sounds from 1952.
Innovative and acclaimed jazz guitarist Will Bernard will stop by the studio to talk about what he is working on these days. He will be performing Thursday night at d.b.a. with Brian Coogan and Simon Lott --- who may also be in the studio.
While it may be a pointless notion to try and debate I definitely heard that question asked during her performance last night with Gordon Grdina and Kenton Loewen upstairs at the Blue Nile. The impromptu trio performed a show that proved to be everything I could hope for from a “free jazz” show: daring, visceral, transcendent…an incredible display of creativity and musicianship.
Mattanja Joy Bradley, the lead singer, and "Jimmy the Lounge", the lead guitarist, of Bradley's Circus will join us at the crossroad on Wed to show how they are doing the blues in Holland. Their website is bradleyscircus.com. Listen for them in the 3 o'clock hour on Wednesday.