We Partyin' Traditional Style

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Trumpeter and vocalist Kermit Ruffins has become a kind of goodwill ambassador for post-Katrina New Orleans, largely through his role in the HBO television show Treme, which is set there, and Ruffins is perfect for the post, packing his albums and live shows with 20th century traditional New Orleans jazz and second-line material, but doing it with a fresh and contemporary kind of jive and spin that combines what was in the Crescent City with what will be, creating a sound that is both reverent and joyous, and ultimately redemptive and healing. Oh, and he has a great band behind him, too, which includes Shannon Powell drums, Steve Pistorius piano, Richard Moten bass, Don ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Trumpeter and vocalist Kermit Ruffins has become a kind of goodwill ambassador for post-Katrina New Orleans, largely through his role in the HBO television show Treme, which is set there, and Ruffins is perfect for the post, packing his albums and live shows with 20th century traditional New Orleans jazz and second-line material, but doing it with a fresh and contemporary kind of jive and spin that combines what was in the Crescent City with what will be, creating a sound that is both reverent and joyous, and ultimately redemptive and healing. Oh, and he has a great band behind him, too, which includes Shannon Powell drums, Steve Pistorius piano, Richard Moten bass, Don Vappie banjo, Lucien Barbarin trombone, and Tom Fischer clarinet on We Partyin' Traditional Style, his latest album from Basin Street Records. Produced by Tracey Freeman, the album follows the template set by Ruffins' earlier albums, featuring classic New Orleans tunes like "When the Saints Go Marching In" given a new coat of paint; a reverential cover of a Louis Armstrong Ruffins' main influence, both as a player and as a singer tune; "When It's Sleepy Time Down South"; fun second-line pieces like "Treme Second Line," and in what might be the biggest surprise here, a poignant version of the traditional ballad "Careless Love." It all adds up to a fun and varied album, with Ruffins doing pretty much what he does at his regular shows at New Orleans' Bullet's Sports Bar and with his recurring role on Treme, preserving and freshly annotating the unique music of New Orleans, making everything into a joyous party in the process.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/28/2013
  • Label: Basin Street Records
  • UPC: 652905011324
  • Catalog Number: 113
  • Sales rank: 58,075

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kermit Ruffins Primary Artist, Trumpet, Vocals
Steve Pistorius Piano
Lucien Barbarin Trombone
Shannon Powell Drums
Don Vappie Banjo
Tom Fischer Clarinet
Mykia Jovan Vocals
Richard Moten Bass
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Kermit Ruffins Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Tracey Freeman Producer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Leon René Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Juventino Rosas Composer
Seymour Simons Composer
Gerald Marks Composer
William Jerome Composer
Clarence Muse Composer
Otis Rene Composer
Jean Schwartz Composer
Mark Samuels Executive Producer
Traditional Composer
Hal Kanner Composer
Vlado Meller Mastering
Chris Finney Engineer
Dick Rodgers Composer
Cynthia Kinney Graphic Design
Tom Thompson Management
Hugie Prince Composer
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