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Preservation Hall Jazz Band: So It Is (Legacy)

If 2013’s That’s It! marked a creative step forward for the Preservation Hall Jazz Band—their first recording in 50 years to feature all original compositions—then the new So It Is represents a flying leap. It’s still steeped in New Orleans’ musical tradition, but it has at least as much in common with that city’s current … Read More “Preservation Hall Jazz Band: So It Is (Legacy)”

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band: That’s It!

Baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber’s third release for SteepleChase predates his association with the label, and might be thought of as a happy accident. At the titular fest, in 2008, Cuber’s quartet-with pianist Kenny Drew Jr., electric bassist Ruben Rodriguez and drummer Ben Perowsky-played a two-set show that the four remembered as a highlight of their … Read More “Preservation Hall Jazz Band: That’s It!”

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band: The 50th Anniversary Collection

In simultaneously looking back and forward, these two releases by the Preservation Hall band, in celebration of the Hall’s 50th anniversary, are a reminder that while individuals and styles pass and change, it’s the spirit of the music that lives on-and what a joyful spirit it is. “We thought we should release these two projects … Read More “Preservation Hall Jazz Band: The 50th Anniversary Collection”

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