Sweet Mary Cat and Their North American Friends - Time to Dance Some More
Recorded in April 2002 at the Audiofile Studios in New Orleans, the bulk of this CD sees the French band Sweet Mary Cat joined by some illustrious New Orleans stalwarts on 6 great tracks. (The bulk of this session is on JCCD3079). These are complemented by four tracks recorded Live in Lyons in 1993 where Big Bill reverses the favour and meets some of his French counterparts for a live concert.
Personnel for the first six tracks are Marie Dandrieux drums/leader, Jacques Gauthe, Jean-Pierre Alessi sax, Big Bill Bissonnette, Bill Evans trombone (tracks 4-6), Reide Kaiser, Colin Bray string bass, Emil Mark banjo.
On tracks 7-10 personnel are Paul Boehmke clarinet, Christiian Genin trumpet, Big Bill Bissonnette trombone, Philippe Harbonnier piano, Catherine Gerbil banjo, Guillaume Gerdil string bass and Vincent Hurel drums.
Old Spinning Wheel
The Bells of St. Mary's
Shake It and Break It
Blues for Jimmy
Bugle Boy March
Exactly Like You
Pagan Love Song
Big Bill's Short Number