Nubag #32 (a year in the life)
Since Our Last Goodbye – the Menahan Street Band
ConZu..Until we meet again hold this piece…Every time I hear it I feel your presence.Dad xx
Nubag #31 (a year in the life)
Embers – Max Richter
Black Up – Karl Bryan & Count Ossie
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars”. Khalil Gibran
Watch over me….x
Nubag #18 (a year in the life)
Trombone Shorty – Hurricane Season
First outing on themusicologist for the multi talented Troy ‘Trombone Shorty’ Andrews a cat who was BORN and RAISED with brass in his mouth.
“So advanced was he that, at the age of EIGHT, a club in the city’s Tremé district, where he was born and raised, was named Trombone Shorts in his honor”. – Thom Jurek
This 2011 cut is highlighted from the ‘Backatown’ set which features, (among others), one of Nola’s GREATEST urbanemusicologists the majestic Allen Toussaint whose first, (credited), production the 1960 recorded mod/ern/ist R&B classic ‘Ooh Poo Pah Doo’, (musicology #334), was for Troy Andrews’ grandfather, (Jesse Hill).
“What we tried to do with the record is capture what we do live and then just tighten it up a little bit, make it translate on record. Live, we may come across some stuff and jam on it, but the record brings it in and focuses on what we needed to do. We worked hard and we didn’t rush it. I think we alright with this one.” – Troy Andrews