Monday, December 7, 2009

Young Tuxedo Brass Band - 2007 - Jazz Begins: Sounds of New Orleans Funeral and Parade Music

The Young Tuxedo Brass Band is a brass band from New Orleans, which was influential on the New Orleans jazz scene in the years after World War II.

The Young Tuxedo Brass Band was founded in 1938 by John Casimir. Its name is a nod to the Tuxedo Brass Band of Papa Celestin, an important ensemble active in New Orleans in the 1910s and 1920s. The ensemble generally held between nine and eleven players, with two trumpets, two trombones, two reeds, a sousaphone or tuba, a snare drum, and a bass drum. Their first record was issued in 1958 on Atlantic Records, and featured Paul Barbarin on drums; other personnel included Andy Anderson and John Brunious on trumpet, Clement Tervalon, Eddie Pierson, and Jim Robinson on trombone, reedists Herman Sherman and Andrew Morgan, and drummer Emile Knox.

In 1963 Wilbert Tilman, the group's founding sousaphonist and Casimir's cousin, took control of the group, but retired later that year due to poor health; Andrew Morgan took over until his death in 1972. Following this Herman Sherman became the group's leader until his death in 1984. During Sherman's tenure, they toured the United States and overseas. In 1983, they recorded Jazz Continues, featuring Michael White and drummer Charles Barbarin. Trumpeter Gregg Stafford has led the group since 1984.

2007 - Jazz Begins: Sounds of New Orleans Funeral and Parade Music

Track Listing:

1.Lead Me Saviour   
2.Eternal Peace
3.Medley of Hymns: Flee as a Bird/Nearer My God to Thee/Pleyel's Hymn
4.Just a Closer Walk with Thee
5.Bourbon Street Parade
6.Lord Lord Lord
7.Just a Little While to Stay Here
9.It Feels So Good       
10.Joe Avery's Piece   
11.John Casimir's Whoopin' Blues

This is a MUST HAVE.


1 comment:

  1. This and the Eureka on Atlantic are MUST HAVES.
    Try not to dance around when playing these records.


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