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Alive and vibrant music of New Orleans. A great compilation
on April 17, 2012
I'm a newcomer to New Orleans music--I never really thought I'd enjoy it, and I never gave it much of a chance. I don't love the HBO series "Treme" unreservedly, although I definitely enjoy it, but the music has been a revelation to me. This album gathers together some of the most magical moments from a show full of incredible music. The songs run the gambit from stompin' Traditional jazz, to evocative instrumentals like "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most" to the dirty mouthed bounce/hip-hop of DJ Davis and the Brassy Knoll (a creation of the show). This disc is a self contained party, an introduction to a very vital and alive musical tradition, and a great listen. This should do the trick for fans of the show, and should be good listening for folks who just want to hear a little of what New Orleans has to offer.