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Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Preservation: An Album to Benefit Preservation Hall & the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program

Number of Discs
1
Release Date
02/16/2010
Artist
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Format
CD / Album
Label / Studio
Preservation Hall Recordings
Duration
01:06:31

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Preservation: An Album to Benefit Preservation Hall & the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program finds a bevy of name artists from across the musical spectrum performing with the storied New Orleans jazz band. What on first glance could be a gimmicky idea is actually anything but that. While the artists included here are from a wide array of disparate backgrounds and styles, the result is an organic, inspired, and solid collection of performances that truly make sense within the New Orleans jazz tradition of Preservation Hall. Standout numbers come from artists like Chicago indie stalwart Andrew Bird, who delivers a loose and rambling version of "Shake It and Break It," and singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco, who imbues the old-time standard "Freight Train" with a swinging confidence. Elsewhere, country legend Merle Haggard is a pure delight on the laid-back and bluesy "Basin Street Blues," as are Del McCoury, Pete Seeger, Dr. John, Angélique Kidjo, and Steve Earle, among others, on their respective tracks. Guest singers aside, it is the Preservation Hall Jazz Band itself that truly shines here. Featuring a mix of longtime New Orleans names like bassist Walter Payton and clarinet player Charlie Gabriel alongside relative up-and-comers like trumpeter Mark Braud and vocalist/reedman Clint Maedgen, the band is in peak form here. Also included are guest spots by such well-known New Orleans natives as trumpeter Terence Blanchard, trombonist Lucien Barbarin, and many others. Ultimately, Preservation works as it is intended -- as an homage to one of the longest-running musical institutions in the country and the important place it holds in keeping New Orleans jazz alive -- as well as simply being one heck of a great listen. ~ Matt Collar

1) Shake It and Break It - Andrew Bird / Preservation Hall Jazz Band (03:10)
2) Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea - Paolo Nutini / Preservation Hall Jazz Band (02:41)
3) Tootie Ma Was a Big Fine Thing - Preservation Hall Jazz Band / Tom Waits (04:17)
4) Louisiana Fairytale - Jim James / Preservation Hall Jazz Band (03:08)
5) After You've Gone - Del McCoury / Preservation Hall Jazz Band (03:21)
6) Freight Train - Ani DiFranco / Preservation Hall Jazz Band (03:18)
7) Blue Skies - Preservation Hall Jazz Band / Tao Rodriguez-Seeger / Pete Seeger (02:39)
8) Nobody Knows You - Jason Isbell / Preservation Hall Jazz Band (04:10)
9) Old Rugged Cross - Brandi Carlile / Preservation Hall Jazz Band (02:54)
10) Trouble In Mind - Richie Havens / Preservation Hall Jazz Band (04:11)
11) Basin Street Blues - Merle Haggard / Preservation Hall Jazz Band (03:53)
12) There is a Light - The Blind Boys of Alabama / Preservation Hall Jazz Band (04:23)
13) Winin' Boy - Dr. John / Preservation Hall Jazz Band (05:33)
14) Rockin' Chair - Louis Armstrong / Preservation Hall Jazz Band (02:30)
15) Baby Won't You Please Come Home - Amy LaVere / Amy LaVete / Preservation Hall Jazz Band (03:17)
16) T'ain't Nobody's Business - Steve Earle / Preservation Hall Jazz Band (03:08)
17) Some Cold Rainy Day - Cory Chisel / Preservation Hall Jazz Band (03:28)
18) I Ain't Got Nobody - Buddy Miller / Preservation Hall Jazz Band (03:38)
19) La Vie En Rose - Terence Blanchard / Angélique Kidjo / Preservation Hall Jazz Band (02:52)

Album
Preservation: An Album to Benefit Preservation Hall & the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program
Publisher
Relativity
Main Format
CD
Explicit Lyrics
No
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