Mon, 23 February 2009
Defined in Wikipedia:
The terms "Mardi Gras" (mär`dē grä) and Mardi Gras season in English, refer to events of the Carnival celebrations, ending on the day before Ash Wednesday. From the French term "Mardi Gras" (literally "Fat Tuesday"), the term has come to mean the whole period of activity related to those events, beyond just the single day, often called Mardi Gras Day or Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday.
Or for those who love New Orleans, parades, food and music, the ultimate party.
The great variety of music one can hear in any given day in "The Big Easy" leads to Podcast 137, beginning with three of New Orleans' greatest early pionners and ending with a gospel tinged medley by Mac Rebennack, aka Dr. John.
Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!
Jelly Roll Morton - "Buddy Bolden's Blues"
Johnny Dodds - "Wild Man Blues"
Louis Armstrong & His Hot Sevens - "Potato Head Blues" from Portrait Of the Artist as a Young Man.
Bix Beiderbecke - "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" from Jazz Me Blues.
Wynton Marsalis - "New Orleans Bump" from Unforgiveable Blackness.
Scarlett Johansson - "I Wish I Was in New Orleans" from Anywhere I Lay My Head.
John Carlini - "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans" from Further Adventures
The Godfathers of Groove - "Long Live New Orleans" from The Godfathers of Groove
Idris Muhammad - "New Orleans" from Make It Count.
Dr. John - "Medley: Down By the Riverside/My Indian Red/Mardi Gras Day/I Shall Not Be Moved" from Trippin' Live.
Wed, 18 February 2009
A tribute to the arranger extraordinaire Claus Ogerman, with songs by Michael Brecker, Diana Krall, Joao and Astrud Gilberto, Danilo Perez and others.
Sun, 1 February 2009
Jazz does Motown to celebrate its 50th birthday - Houston Person, Boogaloo Joe Jones, Walter Beasley, David Matthews, and more!