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Preservation Hall Jazz Band
New Orleans 1
Genres: Jazz, Classical
 
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Preservation Hall has been a New Orleans landmark since 1961, when it first began providing a regular stage for the city's traditional musicians. It quickly became the object of regular pilgrimages for traditional musician...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Title: New Orleans 1
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sony
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Jazz, Classical
Styles: New Orleans Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Dixieland
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074643454926

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Preservation Hall has been a New Orleans landmark since 1961, when it first began providing a regular stage for the city's traditional musicians. It quickly became the object of regular pilgrimages for traditional musicians and enthusiasts around the world. By the time this recording was made in 1976, the official band had coalesced around the Humphrey brothers, Percy on trumpet and Willie on clarinet, veterans already in their 70s. Their age shows only in their fidelity to the music's repertoire and instrumentation, with the band still using a banjo player, Narvin Kimball, and the younger tubaist Allan Jaffe in place of a string bass. In this vigorous traditional jazz, the band brings lifetimes of received musical wisdom to hymns like "Over in Gloryland" and Dixieland warhorses like "Bill Bailey." --Stuart Broomer

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The Original Group is the Only Group
David L. Schoon | Norwich, Ct United States | 04/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw the original Preservation Hall Band several times with the Humphreys playing clarinet and trumpet. If you want the best of the best, get this first, and then the second and third volumes. I realize that nothing stays the same (the Humpreys were already in their eighties when I saw them), but there is no better listening on the face of the earth. I bought the vinyl albums at the shows, and still listen to them when I can, although it's a little hard to take them in the car with me. Thus the CDs. By the way, if you go to www.preservationhall.com, you can pick up an absolute gem called Sweet Emma and her Preservation Hall band. Recorded in 1964. One of the best 2 1/2 hours of dixieland ever recorded, and almost completely unknown, since you can only get it there."