Articles

Daily articles carefully curated by the All About Jazz staff. Read our popular and future articles.

387

Album Review

James Andrews: Satchmo Of The Ghetto

Read "Satchmo Of The Ghetto" reviewed by Jim Santella


With Allen Toussaint and Dr. John backing him on organ and piano, James Andrews presents the kind of fun-loving music that takes place in Preservation Hall. Not one to employ etude drills or carefully-articulated tonguing exercises, the trumpeter remains loose and lyrical. Similarly, his singing has roots in blues and trad jazz; it's music intended to entertain an audience with good old-fashioned down-home charm. The supporting ensemble is stellar; besides the keyboard leadership, the band includes drummer Bernard “Bunchy" Johnson, ...

129

Album Review

James Andrews: Satchmo of the Ghetto

Read "Satchmo of the Ghetto" reviewed by Ed Kopp


1/2

New Birth Brass Band leader James Andrews makes his solo debut on Satchmo of the Ghetto, an upbeat release that mixes second-line jazz with New Orleans Ninth Ward R&B. Singer-trumpeter Andrews lifts expectations with the evocative nickname he's chosen for himself, but he truly merits comparisons to the original Satchmo. Andrews has a similar gravelly voice and his various trumpet solos are soulfully raunchy in the finest New Orleans trumpet tradition, which, as every jazzer knows, was singlehandedly established ...

84

Album Review

James Andrews: Satchmo of the Ghetto

Read "Satchmo of the Ghetto" reviewed by Douglas Payne


It's a bold move aligning yourself with the great Louis Armstrong. But it seems if anyone could pull it off its 28-year old trumpeter James Andrews. The New Orleans native actually earned the moniker “Satchmo of the Ghetto" back in his Treme neighborhood. He's come up through a variety of brass bands and has played with Michelle Shocked, Quincy Jones and Dizzy Gillespie.

Now a protégé of soul man Allen Toussaint (and star of Toussaint's new NYNO label), Andrews is ...


Engage

Contest Giveaways
Enter our latest contest giveaway sponsored by Mosaic Records
Publisher's Desk
Double the Fun! Jazz & Wine Return to All About Jazz
Read on.

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded albums and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, limited reopenings and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary step that will help musicians and venues now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the sticky footer ad). Thank you!

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.