05/09/13

Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Release First-Ever Album of New Compositions

‘That’s It!,’ produced by Jim James and Ben Jaffe, is due July 9

Preservation Hall Jazz Band will release a new album, That’s It!, July 9 on Legacy Recordings. It marks the band’s first album of new compositions in its entire 50-year history.

That’s It! was produced by My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and PHJB’s Ben Jaffe and recorded at the Preservation Hall in New Orleans. Band members Jaffe, Charlie Gabriel, Rickie Monie and Clint Maedgen wrote for the album and collaborated with Paul Williams, Dan Wilson and Chris Stapleton on several songs. An LP version of That’s It! will be pressed on 180 gram vinyl and includes a full size poster.

The PHJB also plans to tape a music video for their first original title track, “That’s It!” In a partnership with Genero.tv, fan filmmakers will have the opportunity to create a music video for the song. Submissions close June 12th, and all the details are available at GeneroTV.

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Jim James with the Preservation Hall band at New Orleans JazzFest 2010. (Terence Blanchard is sitting in on trumpet at far left.)
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Preservation Hall Jazz Band at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013
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The band’s tour schedule can be found here.

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