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David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band at Birdland

Read "David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band at Birdland" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band Birdland New York, NY November 22, 2017 Every Wednesday night at Birdland, concertgoers can be sure of having a rollickingly good time with David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band. But on 22 November 2017, this weekly making of music took on a mournful tinge in celebration of George Avakian, who died that day at the age of 98. Even as tributes to the pioneering producer via written ...

ALBUM REVIEW

David Ostwald: Blues in Our Heart

Read "Blues in Our Heart" reviewed by Jim Santella

Trad jazz never goes out of style. Thus, David Ostwald's two-step parade draws weekly New York audiences to Birdland in respectable numbers. They come from all walks of life: folks who remember Louis Armstrong as well as those who simply remember “dear old Mom and Dad, and the family getting “high on this exceptional form of traditional music at home in the living room. Ostwald plays tuba and gives his band a regular beat that's hard to miss.

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David Ostwald's Gully Low Jazz Band: Blues In Our Heart

Read "Blues In Our Heart" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Tuba, Banjo, and a 2/4 Beat. I have been listening to a lot of Nagel-Heyer releases lately and I have been trying to identify the things that make “traditional" jazz traditional. Certainly the presence of the Tuba and Banjo (or guitar as a percussive, rhythmic instrument with harmonic capabilities) are two big clues. Tuba player David Ostwald and the ubiquitous Howard Alden cover these instruments on this and many N-H releases. The majority of the music is played with a ...


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