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New Orleans’ Irvin Mayfield to Release New Album in Early 2008

Irvin Mayfield, the New Orleans-based trumpeter, bandleader, composer and arranger, will release a new solo album in early 2008, titled Love Songs, Ballads and Standards. The recording, on Basin Street Records, features the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and spotlights Mayfield’s interpretations of classic songs made famous by the Beatles, Thelonious Monk, Norah Jones, Stevie Wonder, Duke Ellington and others. Mayfield will tour in early 2008, with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, a 16-piece band steeped in the tradition of New Orleans jazz, blues, swing and spirituals.

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