Many people consider New Orleans the birthplace of jazz. After all Louis Armstrong was born and played there, as well as Joseph "King" Oliver, the Dodds Brothers, Sidney Bechet and a roster of players to fill not one but many all-star bands.
Louis Prima was a 'child of the Crescent City' as is Harry Connick and Wynton Marsalis. The whole Marsalis clan was raised there, and are all acknowledged 'jazz masters,' so its reputation as the seminal jazz town has long been acknowledged.
We assembled a band of New Orleans' best players for our times, veterans all of many street parades and steamboat gigs, and asked them to put together a typical program of New Orleans Classics. Under the direction of Tim Laughlin, clarinetist supreme, and led by Connie Jones, Jr., one of the great hornmen of this city which boasts so many great playersand..they put together an album of must-hear, must-have songs that every traditional jazz player cherishes.
Hear them now in these perfect renditions. Then join the band on your own instrument, be it clarinet, trumpet, trombone, tenor, piano, bass or drums as they swing through the French Quarter of New Orleans.
Listen, can you hear that band? Audio samples galore await you down below.
Soloist: Tom Fischer, tenor sax. Ensemble: Tim Laughlin's New Orleans All-Stars.
Includes sheet music for tenor saxophone and an accompaniment CD. The CD features a complete performance with the featured instrument, and then a second version with the accompaniment only. Please note that sheet music for the accompaniment music or additional solo parts featured on the CD are not included. Prepare for your concert or recital by practicing with this quality recording or simply have fun playing along to your favorite pieces at home. The included accompaniment recording is also appropriate for use in informal performances.
Tin Roof Blues Melrose and New Orleans Rhythm Kings (arr. Wilber)
Royal Garden Blues
Dumaine St. Breakdown
March of the Uncle Bubbys
Means to Miss New Orleans
Someday You'll Be Sorry
Quincy Street Stomp Bechet