New Orleans: The Living Legends - Bourbon Street

The Louis Cottrell Trio

New Orleans The Living Legends Bourbon Street
  • CAT # OJCCD-1836-25

    1. Perdido 9:18
    2. Bourbon Street Parade 2:58
    3. Three Little Words 5:37
    4. Sayles' Broken String Blues 4:26
    5. Sheik Of Araby 2:17
    6. Drag's Turnaround Blues 2:00
    7. Rose Room 4:03
    8. Yellow Dog Blues 4:45
    9. Runnin' Wild 3:27
    10. Blues For Dixie 3:40
    11. What A Friend I Have In Jesus 3:46
    12. Down By The Riverside 4:58
    13. You Don't Love Me 3:39

A student of the legendary Lorenzo Tio, Jr. and Barney Bigard, and the son of one of New Orleans's most influential drummers, Louis Cottrell, Jr. (1911-1978) was a master of the Albert system clarinet favored by Creole musicians. He was a powerful presence on his hometown's music scene, president of the musicians' union and a widely-heard sideman, when he organized this trio for Riverside's "Living Legends" series; and the intimate magic he created, with a major assist from the guitar and occasional banjo of Emanuel Sayles, was so convincing on record that the band became a regular working unit. More polite and subtle than the city's "downtown" music, the Creole jazz of Cottrell and company remains an intimate, low-key delight.

with Emmanuel Sayles, McNeal Breaux, Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau

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