Speaking Of New Orleans: Astral Project

If it has been a while since you’ve heard these exemplars of modern New Orleans music, now in their 32nd year, here’s your chance. It’s Astral Project on the road last fall at the Artists Quarter in St. Paul, Minnesota. The band is Tony Dagradi, tenor (and at the end soprano) saxophone; Steve Masakowski, guitar; James Singleton, bass; Johnny Vidacovich, drums. The name of the post-Katrina piece is “Dike Finger.” Think about it.

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  1. Alex Ghio says

    Thank you for highlighting this wonderful group. I have followed Astral Project since 1991 when they released their first album as Tony Dagradi and Astral Project. BTW that album (Child’s Play) is still their best. Tony taught me Jazz Appreciation at Loyola. A wonderful teacher and musician.