This is New Orleans parade and party music, but with a sophisticated difference that takes it a step or two beyond efforts by other bands like the Dirty Dozen. The rhythmic concepts come from the street; you can practically see the second liners grooving behind the band. The harmonies are often influenced by bebop. When a soloist like trombonist Rick Trolsen, trumpeter Barney Floyd or tenor saxophonist Eric Traub gets into them, the music deepens.
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