The second CD from the youngest and one of the hottest traditional jazz bands in New Orleans, "I'm Comin' Home" was nominated for Best Traditional Jazz Album of 2010 by Offbeat Magazine. Eight of the twelve songs on this disc are originals composed by the Moonshiners. They mix traditional jazz, brass band, and big band in a way never done before. With a dedicated following of swing dancers and music lovers, the Moonshiners are a raving good time. This CD is a must have!
“They’re a trad jazz band with new souls. [...] Who knew
music could get so rowdy without electricity?” offBeat Magazine
“They are the type of group that takes away any worry about the future of traditional jazz in the city that created it.” AllAboutJazz.com
“This music evokes thoughts of old 40’s black-and-white movies with a cabaret dancer moving lazily through the crackling, hazy frame.” WTUL-FM
“Imagine that! That traditional jazz should become sexy again!” AllAboutJazz.com
Only in New Orleans could a band like the Moonshiners come into being – a group of dedicated, educated young musicians with one goal in mind: carrying on and building upon the tradition of New Orleans jazz. With a lineup of trumpet, clarinet, trombone, banjo, upright bass, and drums, the New Orleans Moonshiners are as comfortable wailing a second-line parade down the street as they are charming a festival audience with classic Ellington arrangements. Playing songs from the likes of Louis Armstrong, WC Handy, and Sidney Bechet, as well as many exciting originals, this tight-knit unit of twenty-somethings plays packed festivals, dance halls, and clubs where they draw an enthusiastic following of swing dancers, music fans, and fellow musicians alike. These New Orleanians add a creative new energy to their native traditional jazz, whipping up a never-before-heard gumbo of music that is flamboyantly entertaining and toe-tappingly good.