Saturday the weather was nice and I decided to take in more live music in a single outing than I've done in quite a while. In retrospect this was actually great preparation for a couple of New Orleans Marathons that are scheduled over the next two months. No I'm not talking about those where you have to don skimpy apparel and run or jog, but those where you have choose from musical treats among the various stages and tents and gatherings at the French Quarter Festival, and of course, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Jazz Trombonist Slide Hampton drops in to the WWOZ studios to talk with Charles Burchell about his Wednesday night appearance at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. This NEA Jazz Masters Program is sponsored locally by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the Contemporary Arts Center, and NOCCA. Mr.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 10:00pm - Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 12:00am
Tonight on the Kitchen Sink in tribute to the late great Fird "Snooks" Eaglin, the laboratory scientists will be cooking up a rare recording of Snooks Eaglin live at the Chicago Blues Fest in 1989. Irving Charles and Johnny V. accompany him throughout the set and special guests on two cuts include Allen Toussaint and Dr. John.
I am shocked and saddened by the death of Antoinette K-Doe on Mardi Gras Day. I can't say that I knew her nearly as well as others who will post in various places. I first met her three years ago when I had her as a guest on my show. And last month, it was at the Mother-In-Law lounge that I chose to watch the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Tune into Jazz Lunatique with host David Kunian to hear the fearsome Revolutionary Snake Ensemble at midnight. The sounds of Sun Ra combined with a second line band, the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble hails from Massachusetts.
This is their warm-up gig for their Thursday night marching with Muses and then Papa Mali's Supernatural Ball at Tipitina's.
The movie, The Watchmen, will be released the first week of March and it is begging for a special show to celebrate this treatment of the only book I've ever read. (Liked it so much I read it thousands of times - didn't have time left for other books.)
So how do you create a proper musical treatment to the perfect comic book?