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Chanson du Vieux Carre

Label: Marsalis Music
Released: 2007
Track listing: Someday You

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Harry Connick, Jr.: Chanson du Vieux Carre

Read "Chanson du Vieux Carre" reviewed by Jim Santella

Big bands always bring memories with them to the concert. This program documents New Orleans memories of bandleader Harry Connick, Jr. as he and his band interpret traditional fare as well as bright new originals. Recorded May 2003 in Los Angeles, the session features an all-star line-up of soloists as well as solid arrangements. As with ...

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Harry Connick, Jr.: Chanson du Vieux Carre

Read "Chanson du Vieux Carre" reviewed by Andrew Velez

Louis Armstrong's “Someday You'll Be Sorry makes an appropriate opener for this loving big-band-on-parade salute to New Orleans. A compilation of traditional music, some associated with the city and new original music about New Orleans, this is Connick's valentine to his native city, recorded some time prior to the disastrous Hurricane Katrina. Connick's early career included ...

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Harry Connick Jr.: Chanson du Vieux Carre

Read "Chanson du Vieux Carre" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

Simply because it was produced prior to Hurricane Katrina's devastating impact, Harry Connick Jr.'s New Orleans-themed album, Chanson du Veux Carré, has a different texture and tone than many of the impressive tribute albums the jazz world has delivered since that tragic event transpired. While many have sounded themes of lament, nostalgia, defiance, outrage and hope, ...


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