In the tradition of such piano greats as Professor Longhair and James Booker, here is the debut release from Davell Crawford. This remarkable 19-year-old musician (the grandson of 1950s r&b star James "Sugar Boy" Crawford) pays homage to his deep gospel, r&b and jazz roots with a set of classic and original New Orleans songs. Davell's breathtaking piano technique and imagination are heard on three solo selections, while five tracks feature a large band conducted by Wardell Quezergue. On other songs, Davell's church-inspired ballad singing is supported by a small group anchored by keyboardist Sammy Berfect. Accompanying players include saxophonists Alvin "Red" Tyler and Fred Kemp, drummer Herman V. Ernest III and the 75 voices of the John F. Kennedy Senior High School Choir! This album heralds the arrival of a major new talent, a captivating entertainer who brings the New Orleans sound squarely into the present.