It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No Andy Williams, not Christmas, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the unchallenged greatest music and culture event on the planet. I hope you have remembered your sunscreen and paced your partying; one more great day ahead at the Fairgrounds.
For your weekend viewing pleasure, check out the Talking Heads, recorded live at Palaeur Arena in Rome, December 18, 1980. This extrodinary show features the band's full "Afro-Funk Orchestra" lineup and future King Crimson frontman Adrien Belew on guitar. The restless camera work, full of all kinds of interesting angles, ratchets up the intensity.
Here's some of what's going on today at Jazz Fest.
WWOZ's Live Broadcast schedule
12:20-1:10, Jazz Tent, Alexey Marti & Urban Minds
1:30 – 2:20, Jazz Tent, Roger Lewis Baritone Bliss
4:25-5:40, Economy Hall, Tent Tricia Boutte and Paul Longstreth present Norway’s Gumbo
5:45-7:00, Jazz Tent, Gregory Porter