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by Wade Luquet
New Orleans clarinetist Tim Laughlin is often referred to as the protege of Pete Fountain. Isle of Orleans proves, without a doubt, that Laughlin now stands on his own. This is a fun CD filled with original Laughlin tunes played in a traditional style. He brings together some of the best traditional players in New Orleans, with strong performances by cornetist Connie Jones, trombonists Lucien Barbarin and Rick Trolsen and sousaphonist/bassist Matt Perrine. Laughlin's deep woody clarinet is ever-present as ...read more
by Gerardo Alejos Victoria
A Mardi Gras parade in the nucleus of the Mayan culture? Were we hallucinating? Not really, since the people of Mérida, capital of the state of Yucatán had the fortune of seeing two concerts by a traditional New Orleans jazz quartet led by clarinetist Tim Laughlin, which included pianist Tom McDermott, double-bassist Bradford Truby and drummer Ronnie Magri.
Tim Laughlin was born and raised in New Orleans, where he still lives and works, and the music of his ...read more