Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Four Songs from PHJB on!

Recently, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band took two hours out of their travels between shows to stop in for a Daytrotter Session at Futureappletree Studio One in downtown Rock Island, Ill. is a music and entertainment website whose mission it is to showcase wonderful groups from all musical walks via in-studio performances and interview.

Presently on, there are four PHJB tracks available to stream or download: Dippermouth Blues, Sugar Blues, Complicated Life, and Over In The Gloryland. Each song features accompanying notes from Ben Jaffe detailing the song's relevance to the touring group and annecdotes from the road.

Here's what has to say about the Preservation Hall Jazz Band: "The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, a rotating group of some of the most esteemed musicians in New Orleans, are all kinds of big easy – the mindset, not the proper noun. They are consummate professionals, but it doesn’t lend itself to a stuffy or by the numbers brand of jazz music. It’s a style that waltzes, lurches and whistles Dixie. It is dripping with the bourbon flairs that might be transcendent there in the streets and the waters, living there amongst a proud group of people who regularly show their elasticity and that pride in the way New Orleans is pulled off, the way that it’s perpetrated and seasoned..."

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