A must for any student or lover of the jazz. New Orleans is the capital of JAZZ. A new wonderful site devoted to the history of jazz is a must for any one who is headed to this “Mecca of Jazz.” New Orleans’ walking tours thru significant music creation areas are explained and they sound great! I know what I’m going to do on my next trip to this wonderful town.
I just love their mission:
“The history of the city’s music, and its outsized influence in popular music everywhere, can be traced to creole cottages, parlors, churches, and street corners as well as concert halls and auditoriums,” a note on the site reads. “Some are still active; others have been transformed or demolished. A Closer Walk highlights and contextualizes these sites, to advocate for their future, to celebrate their memory, and to honor the men and women who have shared their music with us.”
Listen for free. This compilation of rare Jazz recordings has been “Mastered For Streaming,” making this music headphone friendly for the first time. The original recordings sound almost new and by eliminating the excessive noises from the original transfer from cylinder or 78 disc. This music has stood the test of time. It’s been carefully preserved from the original recordings by music lovers. The music was recorded when Jazz had just started to receive worldwide attention. These little known songs were selected as essential to the spread of Jazz as a worldwide popular genre. Because of early recording limitations these songs were recorded without a traditional drum kit, which is seems to be a requirement in all modern jazz recordings. This compilation is an enjoyable romp thru music’s history, and a must listen for serious jazz fans.