Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
New Orleans Collective
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
Outstanding straight ahead jazz
Gabriel Puentes | 09/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With the beautiful crescent city devastated by Katrina, one might wonder if a recording like this one is to be produced anymore. This is a reunion of very talented New Orleans related young men, put together by drummer extraordinaire (and producer) Carl Allen. It features a then not so known Nicholas Payton on trumpet, altoist Wessell Anderson (a regular with Wynton Marsalis), piano player Peter Martin, bassist Chris Thomas and Brian Blade on drums; these last three would become Joshua Redman's rhythm section shortly after.
Highly recommendable, fresh, hard swinging music, with not only a hint, but the entire essence of New Orleans."