Seems Like Old Times

by Music of New Orleans

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Stuart Campbell
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Stuart Campbell This is one rosy glow of an album; the playing is so relaxed, full of warmth and obvious enjoyment. It's also been beautifully recorded - it sounds like the band is right here in my front room. Favorite track: Seems Like Old Times.
Øyvind Kvålsvoll
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Øyvind Kvålsvoll A jazz band in my room. On rare occasions, masterpieces like this is encountered.
To all other producers - especially if you make classical music or jazz or something acoustic - listen, and learn. The clue is no compression, see the crest factors in the range 20-27dB. Favorite track: D.M.F. Blues.
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about

This music is the best I have recorded with non-New Orleans-born musicians. Of this there is no doubt in my mind. The band has one U.S.-born musician from Mayo, Florida, one naturalized American born in England, two Swedish-born players and two Canadians. Yet, uncannily, they blend together as one, happily playing in the old style with a heavy influence on ensemble playing - an art that has all but disappeared from the remaining New Orleans bands...

The simplicity of the rhythm section allowed me on the drums to employ beats and licks I learned over half a century ago for long forgotten men like Paul Barbarin, Alec Bigard, and “Chinee Bebe.” I know both Orange and Freddie felt the same. You can hear it and that's why we called this CD “SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES.”

Barry Martyn, 2013

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released January 12, 2014

Marla Dixon - Trumpet and Vocals
Barry Martyn - Drums and Vocals
Orange Kellin - Clarinet
Freddie John - Trombone
John Dixon - Banjo
Tyler Thomson - String Bass

Recorded April 15th and 16th, 2013

This CD is dedicated to the memory of Mike Hazeldine, who loved the music of New Orleans.

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