Good Music For You is the new monthly digital track-drop from the Panorama Jazz Band, an all-acoustic party outfit from New Orleans. The sounds come from anywhere people like to play, dance and celebrate: especially New Orleans, the Caribbean, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
"Di Shikerer Tantz" (Drunkard Dance) is a melodic line we've been playing in the Panorama Brass Band for several years. It works great out on the parade route, especially the night parades. From there we brought it into the Jazz Band and even once had a round of schnapps brought to the bandstand by an appreciative festival goer when we played it at the French Quarter Fest a few years ago.
This particular tune is different every time we play it. On the June 2nd recording session, we tracked it in one take and all immediately felt that we had a hit on our hands.
Much gratitude to Mark Rubin for assistance with the Yiddish title.
Recorded June 2nd, 2014 @ Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, LA.
Ben Schenck - Clarinet
Aurora Nealand - Alto saxophone
Charlie Halloran - Trombone
Matt Schreiber - Accordion
Patrick Mackey - Banjo
Matt Perrine - Tuba
Doug Garrison - Drums
Session engineered by Mike Seaman
Track mixed by Bill Deputy
Graphic design by Daniel Murphy and Ben Schenck
Cover photo by Greg Miles