New Orleans Jazz Classics: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong

New Orleans Jazz Classics: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong

by The Young Olympians
     
 
More young traditional jazz and repertory groups are emerging, especially in the New Orleans area. This Crescent City ensemble, the Young Olympians, aren't strictly a brass band but more of a complete traditional orchestra, doing everything from stomps to struts, marches, and spirituals. They're mainly paying homage to Louis

Overview

More young traditional jazz and repertory groups are emerging, especially in the New Orleans area. This Crescent City ensemble, the Young Olympians, aren't strictly a brass band but more of a complete traditional orchestra, doing everything from stomps to struts, marches, and spirituals. They're mainly paying homage to Louis Armstrong on this 12-song set, although they also do excellent versions of Fats Waller's "Ain't Misbehavin'" and King Oliver's "Canal Street Blues." Mervyn Campbell's vocal sendups of Armstrong have proven quite controversial; they're either loved, hated, or questioned, depending on the listener's memories, fondness for Armstrong, and perspective.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/16/1995
Label:
Mardi Gras Records
UPC:
0096094101624
catalogNumber:
1016

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Young Olympians   Primary Artist
Milton Batiste   Trumpet,Vocals
Byron Bernard   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Mervin Campbell   Trumpet,Vocals
Tyrus Chapman   Trombone
Damion Francois   Trombone,Tuba
Lumar LeBlanc   Drums,Snare Drums
Derrick Moss   Drums,Bass Drums
Emanuel Steib   Trombone
Greg Tardy   Tenor Saxophone
Rev. Curtis Watson   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Milton Batiste   Producer
George Douglas   Composer
Warren Hildebrand   Producer,Executive Producer
Steve Reynolds   Engineer
Bob Thiele   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer

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