New Orleans Music http://wemu.org en Welcome to Jason Marsalis' World of Mallets http://wemu.org/post/welcome-jason-marsalis-world-mallets <p></p><p>Even though the official release of <em>In A World Of&nbsp;</em> <em>Mallet</em>s by Jason Marsalis is not until February 19<sup>th</sup>, we jumped on it immediately at WEMU.&nbsp; With the panoply of vibes, tubular bells, marimbas and other mallet instruments this recording is like a breath of light, spring air.&nbsp; Perhaps it’s the New Orleans vibe that percolates throughout the songs or the emergence of a new working group in jazz, but this is a welcome addition to the WEMU playlist.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:10:11 +0000 Linda Yohn 25622 at http://wemu.org Welcome to Jason Marsalis' World of Mallets Smokey Mary is Harry Connick, Jr.’s ode to The Krewe of Orpheus http://wemu.org/post/smokey-mary-harry-connick-jr-s-ode-krewe-orpheus <p></p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:59:01 +0000 Linda Yohn 25473 at http://wemu.org Smokey Mary is Harry Connick, Jr.’s ode to The Krewe of Orpheus Anders Osborne "Three Free Amigos" rewarding listening http://wemu.org/post/anders-osborne-three-free-amigos-rewarding-listening <p></p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:16:22 +0000 Linda Yohn 25414 at http://wemu.org Anders Osborne "Three Free Amigos" rewarding listening Hummingbird Parade provides musical escape for wintry weather http://wemu.org/post/hummingbird-parade-provides-musical-escape-wintry-weather <p>Our latest WEMU discovery is The Hummingbird Brigade, an 11 piece jazz ensemble from Vancouver, British Columbia led by saxophonist/clarinetist/flutist James Danderfer.&nbsp; Danderfer explains the tone of his music as “New Orleans brass band-inspired”.&nbsp; Building on the rich legacy of New Orleans street bands and the new approaches coming from the Crescent City by The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Soul Rebels and The Hot 8 Brass Band, Danderfer and his band-mates are adding to the street beat repertoire with well-crafted, highly rhythmic original music.&nbsp; Mardi Gras day is coming up Fri, 25 Jan 2013 19:34:02 +0000 Linda Yohn 24714 at http://wemu.org Hummingbird Parade provides musical escape for wintry weather