New Orleans to Lyon Volume 2 - French Preservation New Orleans Jazz Band
France has some very good New Orleans revival jazz bands and Jazz Crusade is delighted to present one of these on two CDs. Leader and reed player Jean-Pierre Alessi appears with Sweet Mary Cat on another Jazz Crusade CD, but here he is leading his own Preservation band. The repertoire here is fairly regular fare, but the band makes it sound fresh as roses in the morning dew! They really make the music dance, so sit back and enjoy! Volume 1 is on JCCD2107.
Full band personnel are Jean-Pierre Alessi tenor and alto saxophones, Alain Martien trumpet, Kjeld Brandt clarinet, Frederic Espinoux trombone, John Royen piano, Henry Lemaire banjo, Guillaume Gerdil string bass, Herlin McFly drums.
Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain
Big Bad Bully
Four Leaf Clover
Saint Louis Blues
The Second Line
Darktown Strutter’s Ball