New Orleans: The Living Legends

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD reissue of the future members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band is at such a high level it makes one wonder why this group had so many erratic recordings. Pianist Emma Barrett who also takes four vocals is in fine form and trombonist Jim Robinson was always a major asset to any New Orleans jazz band, but it is the performances of trumpeter Percy Humphrey who never sounded better on record and his brother, clarinetist Willie, that really makes this music special. Together the septet plays such songs as "Bill Bailey," "Just a Little While to Stay Here," and "The Saints" with drive, enthusiasm, and surprising musicianship. It's essential music for all New Orleans jazz...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD reissue of the future members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band is at such a high level it makes one wonder why this group had so many erratic recordings. Pianist Emma Barrett who also takes four vocals is in fine form and trombonist Jim Robinson was always a major asset to any New Orleans jazz band, but it is the performances of trumpeter Percy Humphrey who never sounded better on record and his brother, clarinetist Willie, that really makes this music special. Together the septet plays such songs as "Bill Bailey," "Just a Little While to Stay Here," and "The Saints" with drive, enthusiasm, and surprising musicianship. It's essential music for all New Orleans jazz fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/30/1994
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218183222
  • Catalog Number: 1832
  • Sales rank: 63,870

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sweet Emma Barrett Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Percy Humphrey Trumpet
Jim Robinson Trombone
McNeal Breaux Bass
Josiah Frasier Drums
Willie Humphrey Clarinet
Emanuel Sayles Banjo, Guitar
Technical Credits
Percy Humphrey Contributor
Jim Robinson Contributor
Chris Albertson Producer
Sweet Emma Barrett Arranger, Contributor
McNeal Breaux Contributor
Phil DeLancie Remixing
Josiah Frasier Contributor
Herb Friedwald Liner Notes
Willie Humphrey Contributor
Emanuel Sayles Contributor
Dave Jones Engineer
Ken Deardoff Cover Design
David Jones Engineer
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