Lucky 7s is the brain child of Jeb Bishop and Jeff Albert. In September 2005, shortly after Hurricane Katrina blew through Jeff\'s hometown of New Orleans, Jeb and Jeff were discussing the future. Jeff wanted to try to book some gigs for his group in the Chicago area, since it seemed that the regular New Orleans creative scene would be out of sorts for quite some time. Jeb suggested a co-op project with some Chicago musicians along with players from the New Orleans scene. Wish lists were made and emails were sent and answered, and a band was born.
Four of the Lucky 7s were regulars on the Chicago scene before September 2005, while 3 were fixtures on the New Orleans Frenchmen St. scene. After the New Orleans musician diaspora that was a result of the hurricane, Quin and Matthew eventually landed on the musically fertile ground of Chicago. Jeff is still living in the New Orleans area, making as much music as possible.
The group first performed at The Empty Bottle in Chicago on February 28, 2006, which happened to be Mardi Gras. That week of rehearsals, performances, and recording resulted in this CD.
The Lucky 7s are: Jason Adasiewicz - vibes, Jeff Albert - trombone and tuba, Josh Berman - cornet, Jeb Bishop - trombone, Matthew Golombisky - bass and effects, Keefe Jackson - tenor sax and bass clarinet, Quin Kirchner - drums.