Wall Street Journal
Americana's New Wave
For nonspecialists, Louis Armstrong or Charlie Parker have spelled "jazz," Hank Williams or Johnny Cash "country," Robert Johnson or Muddy Waters "blues," Pete Seeger or Joan Baez "folk." Household names became reference points.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Lake Cowichan Gazette
Comeau to kick off season
In his career, he's moved with apparent ease through realms of blues, jazz, cajun, blues, roots and the singer-songwriter idiom, and, in his own unique way, been true to all of them. He sings, he plays fiddle, mandolin, accordion and piano and he tinkers, endlessly, with other instruments and musical ideas that take his fancy.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Guests to join Dr. John onstage at Joy Theater concert
Following the release of his Louis Armstrong tribute album, "Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch," Dr. John's Sept. 20 concert at the Joy Theater will feature many special guests.
Your favorite books about New Orleans music: Chat live Friday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m.
Earlier this week, we previewed some of the interesting music-related titles that will be hitting shelves this fall and winter , and in doing so, were prompted to think about the extensive literature of New Orleans music. At the time of this writing, almost 400 of you voted for your favorite reads in our poll , which listed 19 texts on local music topics ranging from brass to bounce to punk-rock flyer art of the 1980s and '90s.
Dr. John and The Nite Trippers to perform in Portsmouth
FUNKY FARE: Straight from New Orleans, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John and The Nite Trippers will take Granite State audiences on a funky trip of swampy soul blues classics at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Prescott Park Arts Festival in Portsmouth.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Clarinet virtuoso Christopher's set ranges from gentle to energetic
In a musical era dominated by amplified instruments and electronic gear, it's highly unlikely the clarinet will ever regain popularity close to the prominence it once enjoyed in American pop and jazz music. But if there is any current musician who could succeed in re-popularizing the straight, woodwind instrument, it would be New Orleans clarinet virtuoso Evan Christopher.
Log Cabin Democrat
Jazz Ensembles to perform tribute concert Sept. 24
The University of Central Arkansas Jazz Ensembles will perform a tribute concert for Jerry Manion, Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
F&M Patio Bar Review
A favorite spot of late night revelers, this New Orleans hole-in-the-wall has been drawing a crowd practically since the time of Louis Armstrong. Not for the faint of heart, F&M's draws a large local crowd, although there is a strong Tulane presence during the school year.
Film traces record label founder Strachwitz's sonic search
Chris Strachwitz is seen at his Down Home Records store in El Cerrito, Calif. on Saturday, Sept.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Trumpeter Leroy Jones infuses music traditions with '21st century flavor'
You could say that on Friday , jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones will not only walk in the footsteps of giants, but will do his part to keep their legacies alive. His fall season-opening performance at the Dew Drop Jazz Hall continues a long tradition at the rickety wooden structure in Old Mandeville: Hosting guys who know how to blow a horn.
Albany Times Union
Dr. John honors Louis Armstrong in vibrant CD
This CD cover image released by Concord Music Group shows "Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch," by Dr. John. Many tribute albums fall flat, and star duets can seem forced, but Dr. John manages to avoid these traps in his wonderfully eccentric homage to Louis Armstrong .
Review: Paying tribute to Satch: Dr. John honours Louis Armstrong, New Orleans in vibrant CD
Many tribute albums fall flat, and star duets can seem forced, but Dr. John manages to avoid these traps in his wonderfully eccentric homage to Louis Armstrong. This is one of New Orleans' finest paying tribute to one of the city's musical founding fathers, and it's as relaxed and joyful as can be.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
WNYC-AM New York
The Headliner: "Bring It Back" from Catherine Russell
In her fifth solo release, vocalist Catherine Russell has decided to dive deep into the American songbook. As she began to choose the repertoire for the new record, her search began by visiting the work of her father Luis Russell.
Devin Cuddy has found his own sound
It says something about Devin Cuddy that when asked to choose a favourite from the famous people he met while growing up - and as the son of Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy, he met a lot of famous artists - he mentions Ron MacLean. Yes, that Ron MacLean, the straight man to Don Cherry's ogre on Hockey Night in Canada, and a sporting figure among the artists and musicians who would visit the Cuddy home.
All About Jazz
Dr. John: Ske-Dat-De-Dat The Spirit of Satch
Multiple collaborations with various artists throughout a long career have given him a well-deserved reputation that earned him a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of FameA-even though he is a New Orleans boogie man at heart. His amazing tribute to the music of fellow Louisiana son Louis Armstrong features musicians from various backgrounds.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Bids likely for three Orleans Parish School Board properties Friday
Charter schools are likely to make offers to buy three of four Orleans Parish School Board surplus properties as a final bid deadline approaches Friday. But the most expensive and historic property might remain open to commercial investors: the $3 million former Carrollton Courthouse.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Dr. John's Louis Armstrong tribute 'Ske-Dat-De-Dat': What others are saying
My recent review of Dr. John's new album of Louis Armstrong material, "Ske-Dat-De-Dat," was decidedly mixed.
Dancing in the streets at French Quarter Festival
In New Orleans we have four seasons: crab, crawfish, oyster and shrimp. Did you think I was talking about weather? No, in Louisiana's most famous city, we base our lives on food, and it doesn't hurt to have some sweet tunes flirting with your ears while you dive into all of the culinary treasures of the Crescent City.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
All About Jazz
Music Industry: Al Belletto: 'Sounds and Songs'
In the 10-inch jazz LP era between 1952 and 1955, record companies were hungry for arrangers who could write for small groups.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Spending less than 48 hours in a city shouldn't justify a 12-hour round-trip drive, but New Orleans is made for whirlwind weekends.