A compilation of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band's Columbia recordings from 1976 to 1988, this 76-minute CD is an excellent introduction to the work of these senior New Orleans musicians. It also testifies to the band's durability as well as that of the music, with only a single change in personnel over the period covered. The disc concentrates on the most familiar repertoire, whether rags, blues, hymns, or popular songs, including “Tiger Rag,” “St. Louis Blues,” “Just a Closer Walk with Thee,” and “When the Saints Go Marching In.” There are also beautiful renderings of Duke Ellington's “Mood Indigo,” taking the tune back to its roots in a New Orleans blues song, and Hoagy Carmichael's “Georgia on My Mind.” –Stuart Broomer
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* last updated on 2. March 2021 at 10:57.