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Songs of New Orleans

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

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Customer Reviews

Amazing

As a sax player myself i think that this album is great and amazing. Music that once was heard all over the nation to music that is know only rarely heard. This music realy brightens my day when i hear terrible music like soldier boy and jonas brother, it help remind me that their is good music out their and no im not a old man im 16.

Songs of New Orleans

The energy and genuine passion these guys play with is just amazing. If you've been to New Orleans, listening to this music can take you back to the best you can remember from being there.

Just try to stop your toes from tapping

Absolutely fantastic music; soulful, tight, hoppin', smile-making music!

Biography

Formed: 1961 in New Orleans, LA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Although New Orleans' traditional jazz scene had many top players in the 1950s, there was no one center for the city's veteran greats to play. In 1961, local art dealer Larry Borenstein opened a building in the French Quarter called Preservation Hall. The young tuba player Allan Jaffe ran the hall and organized tours for the musicians who often performed there, naming the band after the venue. In the Hall's early days, the key musicians included, at various times, trumpeters Kid Thomas Valentine,...
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