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Gregory Agid

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Clarinetist Gregory Agid was born in San Antonio, Texas and grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii. He got his first clarinet at the age of seven—and when his family moved to New Orleans five years later, Agid discovered jazz. After attending Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp, where he learned from legendary musicians Alvin Batiste, Kidd Jordan, and Clyde Kerr, Agid was accepted to the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). Here, Batiste became his mentor. “Alvin Batiste once told me that the clarinet is also like a jealous mistress, and the moment you don't give her the attention she wants, she becomes spiteful and unruly,” Agid remembers

Album

Jazz Party

Label: Troubadour Jass Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Jazz Party; Blackbird Special; 7th Ward Boogaloo; Raid on the Mingus House Party; Mboya's Midnight Cocktail; So New Orleans; Dr. Hardgroove; Let Your Mind Be Free; Irish Whiskey Blues; Caribbean Second Line; Mboya's Midnight Cocktail (Instrumental).

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Article: Album Review

Delfeayo Marsalis Uptown Jazz Orchestra: Jazz Party

Read "Jazz Party" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This album was recorded in 2019 but its message of unabashed joy is welcome these days for obvious reasons. The people responsible for it are Delfeayo Marsalis and Uptown Jazz Orchestra. The music is steeped in the various musical traditions of Marsalis' native New Orleans but brings in a few outside influences to enhance the fun. ...

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Raid on the Mingus House Party

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Label: Troubadour Jass Records
Released: 2020
Duration: 06:50


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