It’s the tri-centenary of the city of New Orleans. We salute the role that the musicians of the crescent city have played in creating classic jazz. There’s no finer guide than Evan Christopher, long time resident of the city and one of the finest musicians playing classic New Orleans music. The clarinettist has the power and passion of Sidney Bechet and Barney Bigard and here he is with the brilliant purveyors of vintage jazz, The Dime Notes, who show “how sexy this brand of early jazz can be. Inspired” (Sunday Times). Together they dig back into the blues-drenched sounds of clarinet-driven 1920s New Orleans jazz – and they swing. “They can swagger and soar but they can also be tender and quiet, deeply lyrical, sorrowing, when the song calls for it.
This band is frankly irresistible” (Jazz Lives).