Jackie Coon The Joys of New Orleans

The Joys of New Orleans
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  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Arbors Records


  • Buy for $0.991.The Second Line
  • Buy for $0.992.Once in a While
  • Buy for $0.993.The Winnin' Boy Blues
  • Buy for $0.994.Joe Avery's Piece
  • Buy for $0.995.The Preacher
  • Buy for $0.996.Mahogany Hall Stomp
  • Buy for $0.997.Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)
  • Buy for $0.998.Bee's Knees
  • Buy for $0.999.Trouble in Mind
  • Buy for $0.9910.Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
  • Buy for $0.9911.Avalon
  • Buy for $0.9912.Basin Street Blues
  • Buy for $0.9913.Alexander's Ragtime Band
  • Buy for $0.9914.Down in Honkey Tonk Town

Product Description:

Personnel: Jackie Coon (vocals, flugelhorn); Tom Gekler (vocals, trombone); Rick Fay (clarinet, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Connie Jones (cornet); Matt Perrine (sousaphone); Bob Molinelli (piano, tambourine); Charlie Lodice (drums).
Audio Mixer: Gary Baldassari.
Liner Note Author: Mat Domber.
Recording information: Ultrasonic Studios, New Orleans, LA (02/22/1993/02/24/1993).
The two sessions from 1993 included on this 2005 CD were previously unreleased. The proceeds from this joyous music is being donated to the Jazz Foundation of America for the benefit of New Orleans musicians who suffered major losses during Hurricane Katrina. Four of the selections, "The Second Line," "Joe Avery's Place" (which is taken slower than usual), "Here Comes Santa Claus," and "Jambalaya," feature a marching band with four horns, pianist Bob Molinelli playing tambourine, Matt Perrine on sousaphone taking the place of bassist John Loupe, and Richard Taylor added on bass drum. That project is so happy that it is a pity that this mini-set is not an entire CD by itself. However the remainder of the CD is of high quality too, a happy trad jazz date. The Bixish cornet of Connie Jones contrasts well with the laid-back fl쳌gelhorn of Jackie Coon and it is good to hear the late saxophonist Rick Fay again. Coon takes an effective vocal on "The Winin' Boy Blues" while trombonist Tom Gekler's very low voice on "The Preacher" is humorous. Overall The Joys of New Orleans is an infectious and spirited set, making one hope that New Orleans will be that way again in the future. ~ Scott Yanow

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