Halloween is a great holiday in New Orleans, a city full of veteran costumers
and revelers. Here are a few of my picks out of the myriad of haunting,
ghoulish, horrifying, and otherwise undead celebrations in the coming days.
Every Friday & Saturday of October: House of Sho...
Terry Domingue & the Zydeco Bad Boys do "Pretty Girl Waltz," from their Back
on Track, their 2014 release and their first after a six-year hiatus.
Domingue sings and plays accordion; the other musicians include Kent August
(guitar), Ken Herpin (guitar), Chris Domingue (rubb...
Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band released their latest album, Zydeco
Stuff, last month on Swampadellic Records. Zydeco Stuff is another smooth,
well-produced album from this group of veteran performers. Carrier is a
third-generation zydeco artist with such famous relat...
Funk 'N' Soul 1973-76
No Man Walks Alone
Electronic Magnetism '71 (MGM LP)
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: NPR Music Tiny Desk ConcertDuring this Tiny
Desk Concert, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah tells the story behind the track
"K.K.P.D." He was stopped, intimidated, and harassed by the NOPD late at
night. His pride almost made him do something ill...
I bet every WWOZ listener has a shared ancestry. Every listener, in every
country. David Remnick of the New Yorker presents it perfectly:
Saxophonist Brent Rose released his new album, The Unexpected Gift, last
month. The ten-track release runs the gamut from contemporary to free jazz,
with a couple of welcome stops along the way to play out some more
This is an instrumentalist's album, pa...
Jazz musician John Ellis doesn't currently live in New Orleans but his new
album with band Double-Wide certainly has a most New Orleans-y feel about it.
There's no stretch here, given the time Ellis spent living in the city (he
currently resides in New York) and the fact th...