New Orleans to Lyon Volume 1 - 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 2 is on JCCD2108.
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.
In the Sweet Bye Bye
Chinatown My Chinatown
In the Upper Garden
The Old Rugged Cross
A Handful of Keys
Sail Along Silvery Moon
My Blue Heaven
Reviews of This Recording
It's an outstanding band...and they play the old favourites....I love them, and want to sing along to them, and force other people to listen to them, and get cross when other people don't like them as much as I do. C'est magnifique! Andrew Liddle - Just Jazz