Elysian Fields Suite Recap

IPhone post: NOJO sounded fantastic last night at the premiere of “Elysian Fields; Jazz Suite”. I understand what Irvin meant the day before about wishing he had more time. The piece(s) were fresh and quintessentially New Orleans. The band was tight – the pieces just haven’t reached their potential yet. The energy is certainly there, and so is the musicianship. Today (day 2) will be a litle bit closer, and tomorrows’ Washington Square performance should be closer yet. I’m looking forward to listening to it evolve. Maybe another Grammy is in the works! I’ve decided that every ensemble should sport a banjo…


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