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Betsy Braud and the Jazz Nurse Prescription: Just What the Doctor Ordered

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Multi-instrumentalist Betsy Braud is one of those rare Creole delights who surfaces on independent and self-produced releases from time to time. Her first appearance in the electronic ether was on 2000's Do You Want to Be Healed?, where she demonstrated an intimate familiarity with the music of a wide variety of artists, from Allan Toussaint to Thelonious Monk, from Sidney Bechet to Professor Longhair.

Just What the Doctor Ordered takes a hard right and investigates the music of ...

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Betsy Braud: Do You Want To Be Healed

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The Jazz Nurse. Betsy Braud is a busy woman. Her curriculum vitae includes university-trained musician (she studied with Alvin Batiste) and performs regularly in southern Louisiana. She is a registered nurse (practicing the most demanding nursing— home health). And she is a mother of three. Drawing from all aspects, Ms. Braud has formulated a prescription for the spirit: complex music well played.

Creole Gumbo The music of Betsy Braud is well trained and unique. The recipe sounds like a single ...



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