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Mahalia Jackson & Louis Armstrong, "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" 1970

Mon, 01/25/16
Authored by David Stafford
Mahalia Jackson is joined by Louis Armstrong for this version of traditional gospel, "Just A Closer Walk With Thee." It was recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival 1970. They are accompanied by Mildred Falls on piano, the Eureka Brass Band, and a cast of dozens.  Read more

Robert Glasper Experiment Pop-Up Show in New Orleans, January 29!

Sat, 01/23/16
Authored by Soul Sister
Grammy-winning Robert Glasper Experiment to play Good Foot Ball at Gasa Gasa, January 29   The Krewe of King James: Super Bad Sex Machine Strollers just announced that the Robert Glasper Experiment has been added to the lineup of its 2nd Annual Good Foot Ball on January 2... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 1/22/16

Sat, 01/23/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Evergreen Booker T 06:48 Evergreen 2016/1/22 22:04:34 2 I'd Like to Know The Traveling Echoes 02:58 Holy Spirit: Spiritual Soul & Gospel Funk from Shreveport's Jewel Records... Read more

Snarky Puppy featuring Becca Stevens & Väsen, "I Asked"

Thu, 01/21/16
Authored by David Stafford
The Brooklyn-based instrumental fusion collective Snarky Puppy--who will be returning to Jazz Fest this year--does "I Asked," featuring Becca Stevens & Väsen. From their live DVD/CD Family Dinner - Volume Two.  Read more

Book review: 'Getting Off At Elysian Fields'

Thu, 01/21/16
Authored by Nita Ketner
Obituary writers have long been the Rodney Dangerfield of journalism: They get no respect. As longtime New York Times editor Margalit Fox told a Paris Review reporter, “The child has not yet been born that comes home from school clutching a composition book that says, ‘When... Read more

Morning Set playlist 1/21/16

Thu, 01/21/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 06 - Day Dream Chico Hamilton 03:43 The Original Ellington Suite 2016/1/21 06:04:18 2 Shenandoah Charles Lloyd & The Marvels 06:22 I Long To See You 2016/1/21 06:08:31 ... Read more

Jazz Fest 2016 Announcement

Tue, 01/19/16
Authored by David Stafford
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has announced the music lineup for  Jazz Fest 2016, scheduled for April 22 - 24 and April 28 - May 1. The artists scheduled to appear include:Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Snoop Do... Read more

New music spotlight: Michael Torregano, Jr.

Tue, 01/19/16
Authored by Carrie
Michael Torregano, Jr. was born into a family of musicians. He began studying music at age 6 with classical piano and added the saxophone at 12. One of his first introductions to jazz came at the Louis Armstrong Summer Camp He went on to study at the New Orleans Center for ... Read more

New music spotlight: Jason Marsalis

Sat, 01/16/16
Authored by Carrie
"There's an element of fun that is often missing in today's jazz music." Jason Marsalis brings the fun back to modern jazz with his latest release, Heirs of the Crescent City. This album serves as accompaniment to an independent documentary about the various traditions that... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 1/15/16

Sat, 01/16/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
  Title Artist Time Release Start Time Played Public 1 Heroes Hackney Colliery Band 04:22 advance track 2016/1/15 22:12:49 yes 2 Move on Up Curtis Mayfield 08:52 Curtis 2016/1/15 22:17:23 yes 3 ... Read more

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