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Astral Project: VooDooBop

Read "VooDooBop" reviewed by Ed Kopp


The five members of Astral Project are among New Orleans' finest musicians. Each has an impressive resume that extends beyond jazz to rock, blues, pop, funk, R&B -- the whole gamut of Crescent City musical styles. These dudes form an amazingly tight unit, no doubt owing to their 20-plus years of playing together. VooDooBop is packed with fluent musical conversations that seem almost extrasensory.Recorded in a French Quarter mansion, VooDooBop was produced by John Fischbach, who mixed and ...

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Astral Project: Elevado / New Orleans LA

Read "Elevado / New Orleans LA" reviewed by Jack Bowers


There's an abundance of heat and creative energy flowing from the epicenter of Astral Project, a New Orleans-based quintet whose ethereal name belies its usual choice of straight-ahead bop-influenced Jazz with a Crescent City ambiance. While saxophonist Dagradi seems to be the main man, everyone in the ensemble has a well-defined role to play, and consummates it without mishap. The dozen tunes on Elevado (all of which were written by members of the group including “Carnival" by pianist Mike Pellera ...


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