brass bands: to be continued

Dr. Michael White is precise and colorful in conversation, whether detailing the music of George Lewis and other pioneers of New Orleans traditional jazz or describing the sights and smells of his first tortured visit to his flooded home, post-Katrina.

Here's a "Cultural Conversation" piece I did on White for The Wall Street Journal: It opens at the Sound Café, at one of the weekly engagements that found the clarinetist joining forces with the members of the Hot 8 Brass Band, extending the lineage he inherited.

April 19, 2007 1:04 AM |


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