Live from New Orleans
Feb 12, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013 LIVE from the Howlin Wolf
10pm Rebirth Brass Band + Anders Osborne w/ Pepper Keenan and Stanton Moore
1:30am show with the Revivalists and special guests
Nov 20, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
BENEFIT FOR WFMU - live from Siberia
w/ Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Katey Red, Happy Talk Band, Die Rotzz, Guitar Lightnin Lee and the Thunder Band, The Lonely Lonely Knights, Babes, Roman Gabriel Todd's Beast Rising UP Out of the Sea, Alynda Lee of Hurray for the Riff Raff, + every DJ in town.
music goes from 8pm to 2am
presented by WWOZ and Euclid Records.
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Jun 6, 2012
Vagabond Swing brings their unique gyspy jazz sound to Cafe Istanbul in the Healing Center this Thursday night for an exceptional night of music along with the Cliff Hines Quintet . Dont miss this show! This will be your last chance of the summer to experience the beautiful and sophisticated harmonies of Cliff Hines original compositions. These two bands played together earlier this year in February for a memorable show at HiHo Lounge, hear it for yourself. Vagabond Swing had some gear stolen out their van on St. Claude while performing this show, so if you like the music please support the band by downloading a copy of their set. enjoy...
Jun 5, 2012
Prolific composer/pianist Jeff Pagano is a singular talent, one of the most interesting yet most obscure of artists active in the New Orleans music scene. The versatile virtuoso performs deeply brooding original songs with his band Funeral Walkaway Parade and still finds the time to create astonishing classical compositions. Whether its a string quartet, pop song, or musical setting for a Sylvia Plath poem, all of Pagano's works contain the fevered emotions and passionate intensity associated with late romantic/expressionist era music.
"Converse With Me on Matters of Light and Dark" (above) is the first movement of Jeff Pagano's string quartet. To date it is the only movement which has been performed live, and it was only performed once; at an intimate gathering in the Marigny neighborhood, hosted by local patron Madame Terri. This intimate setting provided the perfect acoustics for a small crowd of friends to experience Pagano's string quartet masterpiece, along with a beautiful heart-melting solo cello composition (below).
Jun 1, 2012
The striking intensity and skillfulness of Brad Walker's saxophone playing set him apart as one of the great up and coming musicians in New Orleans. Brad is making a name for himself performing in Eric Lindell's band as well as leading his own jazz quartet. He is also known as a regular contributor to the Open Ears music series, a weekly gathering where the city's best improvisers explore the limits of experimental free jazz.
Redrawblak is the moniker for Brad's solo music, consisting of richly textured saxophone loops and emotive improvised solos. In the second set Brad is joined by the one and only Simon Lott, who contributes his eclectic approach to drumming and electronic effects to create a buzzing and agressive futuristic soundscape. Listeners that enjoy having their expectations challenged will find this sonic journey particularly rewarding.
The Open Ears music series is free and open to the public every Tuesday upstairs at the Blue Nile beginning at 10pm. Because there is no cover charge, musicians rely entirely upon the generous support of listeners to earn a living. In keeping with the Open Ears philosophy, listeners may download this recording with any monetary contribution, small or large. Thanks for listening, and enjoy.