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New Orleans Brass Band Music - Memories Of The Fairview & Hurricane Band

by Leroy Jones

"The quality of the musicianship and Jones' fresh, smart arrangements brighten these old, deeply-rooted tunes." Geraldine Wyckoff, OffBeat
Genre: Jazz: New Orleans Brass Band
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1. Lily of the Valley
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2. Just A Closer Walk With Thee
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3. Over In The Gloryland
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4. Just A Little While To Stay Here
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5. Lord, Lord, Lord
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6. When the Saints Go Marching In
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7. Muskrat Ramble
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8. Back Home In Indiana
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9. Baby Face
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10. Louie's Lamentation
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11. South Rampart Street Parade
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12. Shake It & Break It
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13. Whoopin' Blues
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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New Orleans brass band music has been the toast of the city's musical culture for well over 100 years. Growing up in the city that made this genre famous, I had the opportunity to be exposed to it and involved with it at an early age. This was a time before the evolution of the more contemporary brass band sound that is a predominant fixture on the local music scene today. I remember seeing and listening to the Onward, Eureka, Tuxedo, Majestic, Excelsior, Olympia and Doc Paulin's Brass Band, and having the opportunity on occasion to play with some of them.

But the brass bands that I remember most and will always be close to my heart and indelible to me are the Fairview and Hurricane Brass Band. The Fairview band was established in 1970 by Reverend Andrew Darby, pastor of the Fairview Baptist Church, and the legendary Danny Barker who was a member of the church and my neighbor. Now Doc Paulin's band consisted of quite a few youngsters, most of whom were his own sons. But the Fairview band was the first brass band comprised of young musicians who were all juveniles from it's conception.

A few years later the Hurricane Brass Band came into existence and several members from that band went on to become the world famous Dirty Dozen Brass Band. This recording contains traditional brass band music arranged with a fresh twist and flavor from the past. It is dedicated to the memory of those bands of old, specifically the Fairview and Hurricane band and to Danny Barker who rekindled the flame. I hope the music lifts your spirits and puts some pep in your step…

Leroy Jones

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Leroy Jones, New Orleans Brass Band Music - Memories of the Fairview & Hurricane Band
by Geraldine Wyckoff, OffBeat Magazine

“It started a reaction,” trumpeter Leroy Jones once said of the Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band, which was established by Danny Barker in 1970 and introduced so many youngsters to New Orleans jazz. “Until the Fairview no kids were interested in keeping the traditional alive.”

Jones, who at age 13 was the Fairview’s first inductee, celebrates this influential band as well as the spin off Hurricane Brass Band from which many members of the famous Dirty Dozen Brass Band emerged. The tunes are those that are essential to the brass band songbook—“Just a Closer Walk with Thee,” “Lord, Lord, Lord” and “When the Saints Go Marching In.” Undoubtedly, they were among the first songs that Barker taught the fledgling musicians in the Fairview.

The quality of the musicianship and Jones’ fresh, smart arrangements brighten these old, deeply-rooted tunes. “Lily of the Valley” steps with renewed vigor initially generated by the dynamite percussive team of snare drummer Kerry “Fat Man” Hunter and bass man Cayetano “Tanio” Hingle while sousaphonist Rob Espino holds down the bottom. Throughout the disc, the ensemble work of the frontline—Jones, trombonist Craig Klein and saxophonist/clarinetist Alonzo Bowens—rings with clarity, precision and beautiful harmony. (Trombonist Katja Toivola also steps in for one number.) These talented musicians know what they’re doin’ and enrich each tune with inspired solos. Jones, whose pen is as mighty as his trumpet, adds an original number to the program, a slow dirge dubbed “Louie’s Lamentation.” His trumpet slurs, moans, and beckons Louis Armstrong on this very strong, though regrettably too short number. Admittedly, while checking out the song list one might conclude that Memories is just another rehash of well-known selections. On this crisply executed and recorded album, Jones and his gifted crew prove that in the hands of the right musicians, these tunes can still kick.


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