View from the stage at Jazz Fest 2017 with The Meters.
Mars Williams has done a concert of Albert Ayler’s music mashed up with Christmas music for 9 years now. The last two years have included a New Orleans version. Here is a collection of images from the December 13, 2016 performance at Cafe Istanbul in New Orleans with Mars Williams, Jeff Albert, Rob Cambre, Helen Gillet, Jesse Morrow, and Paul Thibodeaux.
Recording at Vital Sounds with Chicago guitarist Steve Marquette, and his New Orleans Quintet which includes Brad Walker, Marcello Benetti, Jesse Morrow, and me.
Every year, offBeat Magazine give a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Best of the Beat Awards show. This year George Porter was the deserving recipient. An all star tribute band was assembled for the occasion by George’s daughter, Katrina Porter-Dean.
Horn section (l to r): Brian Graber, Khris Royal, Tracy Griffin, Mark Mullins, Jeff Albert. Front row (l to r): Art Neville, Dr. John, Cyril Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, David Berard, Stanton Moore, Papa Mali, & Brint Anderson (out of picture to the right).
The following pictures were taken on Tuesday, March 22, when the Jeff Albert Quintet performed live in studio for the WWOZ fund drive.
The horns: me, Aurora Nealand, and Ray Moore (Our regular member, guitarist Chris Alford) couldn’t be there, so Aurora cheerfully and ably helped us out)
Doug Garrison on drums
Jesse Morrow on bass
One more of yours truly.
Thanks to WWOZ’s flickr for the pics. Please support your public radio station(s).