Interview with Jack Sullivan

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With the critical role it played in the origins of jazz, R & B and early rock and roll, and funk, New Orleans can rightly stake a claim for being the country’s most important musical hotbed.

However, anyone who thinks the city’s glory days as a major creative crossroads are over would be gravely mistaken as Jack Sullivan amply documents in his new Book New Orleans Remix.

In fact, New Orleans has been experiencing a major artistic renaissance since the 1990s.

Though temporarily and violently interrupted by  the failure of the US Army Corps of Engineers levee system in 2005 (often referred to the in short hand “Katrina”), the city is as vital as ever and should be a destination for every lover of music especially jazz.

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Video references

Treme Brass Band

The Treme Brass Band performs a second line for the Spotted Cat when it sold and changed hands in April of 2009. Fortunately, the club’s format survived the change of ownership.

Video produced by Jazz on the Tube’s FoodMusicJustice project (temporarily dormant, but always ready for new energy.)

Panorama Jazz Band

The band was formed in 1995 by Ben Schenck.

Started as a traditional New Orleans jazz band, it’s continuously added music to its repertoire from the Caribbean and Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Balkans and this piece from the South African composer Hugh Masekela.

Aurora Nealand on alto sax and Ben Schenck on clarinet. Filmed at the French Quarter Jazz Fest in 2008 by Jazz on the Tube.

The artistic vanguard

New Orleans born poet Chuck Perkins recites the names of the musicians who returned to New Orleans after the levee failures – “my artist vanguard who came back when times were hard…who second lined my people all the way back home…”  Produced by Jazz on the Tube’s FoodMusicJustice project in 2009.

Many of the artists named in the song are profiled in New Orleans Remix. 

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

Music credit: The Jazz on the Tube podcast theme song is “Mambo Inferno” performed by The Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra conducted by Bobby Sanabria from the CD ¡Que Viva Harlem!

Al Jackson - Telling the truth about Louis Armstrong
Eddie Palmieri and Tito Puente