Play drums with a real all-star New Orleans jazz/dixieland band! Perfect for practice, rehearsal, performance, auditions, contest solos, or fun!
Native son Tim Laughlin decided he wanted to create in the style, but not necessarily using the tried and true classics, of the "Crescent City." So he assembled an extraordinary band of players, all veterans of the music, wrote a collection of new songs, and produced this extraordinary album. It won First Prize as the Best Jazz Album created in Louisiana in 2003 by Offbeat Magazine.
Tim graciously made this album available to Music Minus One, remixing the music to omit the key players, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass and drums for some of the most delectable play-alongs we offer in our catalogue. This is music rich in tradition but new to your ears. This music isnt easy, but then again, to modern players it may be, as theyll be able to negotiate the charts provided. Listen to master drummer Hal Smith perform with the band; then it's YOUR turn!
This is music for the ages, guaranteed to pleasure players from ten to ninety. The personnel of this band is extraordinary as you can see, and the music they make together has to be experienced.
Includes newly engraved solo charts printed on acid-free, ivory paper; a compact disc containing complete versions of each tune featuring Hal Smith, plus a recording of the accompaniments minus the soloist; and a second CD of slow-tempo versions of most up-tempo pieces for practice purposes.
Song Listing: Magnolia Dance * Restless Heart * Blues For Faz * Suburban St. Parade * Its My Love Song To You * Gentilly Strut * I Know Ill See You Again * Crescent City Moon * Isle Of Orleans * Monkey Hill