Continuum, A Journey Through Jazz
Episode 16 – “Satchmo Summerfest”, Part 1
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It’s almost time for my annual trip to New Orleans to attend the Satchmo Summerfest – a yearly celebration of Louis Armstrong’s birth, life, and music . . . which in turn is a celebration of the city of New Orleans itself – the culture, history, food, and all the marvellous multifaceted music and musicians the city has produced over the past century.
To find out more about the Satchmo Summerfest, or to peruse the information while you listen – go to: http://www.fqfi.org/satchmosummerfest/
It is always a refreshing time of renewal as I reboot my spirit by linking it directly into the birthplace of Jazz and the seat of American culture, and thus I want to share the experience with you! So, grab a bowl of gumbo, open your umbrella and get ready to Second Line!
We go from the old to the new . . . starting with the progenitor of Jazz, Satchmo himself, and moving on to those he influenced, who will be performing as part of this year’s Satchmo Summerfest – artists such as Shamarr Allan, Henry Butler, Irvin Mayfield, Ellis Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Rebirth Brass Band, Storyville Stompers, and Donald Harrison.
Actually, in this episode I only get as far as the opening night of the Satchmo Fest, covering a few of the artists featured in the Club Strut on Frenchman Street (http://www.nojc.org/) . . . so, I will need to continue with this theme next week so I can include some of the 48 different artists who will be providing free concerts on four stages at the Old Mint in the French Quarter over Aug. 7 & 8.
So, meet me in New Orleans – or just listen to the podcast – and laissez le bon temps rouler!
Please keep those questions, discussions, comments and requests coming! Feel free to write to me at [email protected]
PLAYLIST: Continuum, A Journey Through Jazz
Episode 16 – “Satchmo Summerfest” - Part 1
Artist – “Track” – Album – Year – (Label)
Wynton Marsalis Hot Seven – “Dippermouth Blues” – Higher Ground: Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert – 2005 – (Blue Note)
Louis Armstrong – “West End Blues” – New Orleans: Original Soundtrack – 1947 – (Jazz Crusade)
Louis Armstrong – “I Got A Right To Sing The Blues” – Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz – 1933 – (Columbia)
Shamarr Allen & Kermit Ruffins – “Meet Me on Frenchmen Street” – Meet Me on Frenchmen Street – 2007 – (Shamarr Allen)
Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs – “We’ll Figure It Out” – Box Who In? – 2009 – (Threadhead)
Henry Butler – “Henry’s Boogie” – Homeland – 2004 – (Basin Street)
Los Hombres Calientes – “New Bus Stop” – New Congo Square, Vol. 3 – 2001 – (Basin Street)
Irvin Mayfield & Ellis Marsalis – “Mo’ Betta Blues” – Love Songs, Ballads and Standards – 2008 – (Basin Street)
Jason Marsalis – “Offbeat Personality” – Music Update – 2009 – (Elm)
Henry Butler – “Some Iko” – Homeland – 2004 – (Basin Street)
N’Dea Davenport & Rebirth Brass Band – “Getaway” – N’’Dea Davenport – 1998 – (V2)
Storeyville Stompers – “When the Saints Go Marching In” – A Brass Menagerie – 2004- (Regulator)
Donald Harrison, Ron Carter & Billy Cobham – “Blues For Happy People” – New York Cool: Live at the Blue Note – 2005 – (Halfnote)
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