New Orleans: Proud to Call It Home

New Orleans: Proud to Call It Home

by Bob Kimball
     
 

YOU'LL NEVER HEAR LAUGHTER AS GENUINE OR AS RICH AS IN NEW ORLEANS� THE PEOPLE HAVE A WONDERFUL SENSE OF HUMOR, AND BECAUSE OF IT YOU JUST FALL IN LOVE WITH THE SPIRIT OF THE PLACE RIGHT AWAY. LIFE IS DIFFERENT HERE, IT'S BETTER SOMEHOW, AND THE LAUGHTER OF THE PEOPLE LETS YOU KNOW THAT."

So says legendary jazz clarinetist Pete Fountain in his introduction to

Overview

YOU'LL NEVER HEAR LAUGHTER AS GENUINE OR AS RICH AS IN NEW ORLEANS� THE PEOPLE HAVE A WONDERFUL SENSE OF HUMOR, AND BECAUSE OF IT YOU JUST FALL IN LOVE WITH THE SPIRIT OF THE PLACE RIGHT AWAY. LIFE IS DIFFERENT HERE, IT'S BETTER SOMEHOW, AND THE LAUGHTER OF THE PEOPLE LETS YOU KNOW THAT."

So says legendary jazz clarinetist Pete Fountain in his introduction to New Orleans: Proud to Call it Home . For Fountain, New Orleans is an immensely special place, filled with people who "have a warmth about them that you just don't find in too many other places." And as New Orleans is much more than a city, Fountain is far more than just another performer: He is a jazz icon, in love with and representative of his hometown, the music instills in those hypnotized by it.

Aided by hundreds of images culled from the area's finest photographers, Fountain riffs on New Orleans' ability to turn everything in life into an art form, from the city's "enchanted and enchanting" architecture to its scores of eclectic restaurants, its rich and diverse culture, its festive atmosphere, and its ability to embrace its history and incorporate it into the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781881096894
Publisher:
Towery Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Pages:
192

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