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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