Jazz From the Soul of New Orleans

Jazz From the Soul of New Orleans

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by Dr. Michael White
     
 
Clarinetist/educator Dr. Michael White doggedly insists on the fresh creative potential of the very earliest jazz, and on this record he makes the case eloquently. Playing standards, crafty originals, and public domain spirituals, White emphasizes the polyglot nature of the New Orleans jazz heritage. The Spanish tinge of "Martinique" and "Calypso Girl," the gospel

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Clarinetist/educator Dr. Michael White doggedly insists on the fresh creative potential of the very earliest jazz, and on this record he makes the case eloquently. Playing standards, crafty originals, and public domain spirituals, White emphasizes the polyglot nature of the New Orleans jazz heritage. The Spanish tinge of "Martinique" and "Calypso Girl," the gospel strains of "In the Beautiful Garden of Prayer," the good-time swing of "Fidgety Feet": White's fluttering, soulful clarinet directs it all, and his group responds with spirited, back-to-basics improvisation. (Thais Clark's bawdy vocal on "Horn Man Blues" is priceless.) One can hear echoes of White's old-but-new concept on more modern albums like Ted Nash's Sidewalk Meeting.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/07/2002
Label:
Basin Street Records
UPC:
0652905050224
catalogNumber:
502
Rank:
148026

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael White   Primary Artist,Clarinet
Steve Pistorius   Piano
Lucien Barbarin   Trombone
Juanita Brooks   Vocals
Clyde Kerr   Trumpet
Rickie Monie   Piano
Greg Stafford   Trumpet,Vocals
Herman Lebeaux   Percussion,Drums
Kerry Lewis   Tuba,Violin,Violin (Bass)
Thais Clark   Vocals
Detroit Brooks   Banjo,Guitar

Technical Credits

Michael White   Arranger,Liner Notes
Mark Bingham   Engineer
Harry Von Tilzer   Composer
Jerry Brock   Producer
Diana Thornton   Graphic Design
Mark Samuels   Executive Producer

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Jazz From the Soul of New Orleans 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There's not a bad song or arrangement on this CD. Excellent Dixieland!