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Columns

Tuesday, November 30 2010

Rebirth in the Tremé: New Orleans Ascendent

When the band broke into the repetitive horn line of “Hurricane”, the Tipitina’s crowd went utterly and gloriously berserk, joining the band in screaming “Heeeay!” after certain particularly ripping runs.


Reviews

Wednesday, June 12 2013

Kermit Ruffins: We Partyin' Traditional Style! (take 2)

After two decades, the New Orleans trumpeter finally figures out how to bring his live energy into a studio setting. The result is one of the best jazz releases of the year to date.


Tuesday, June 11 2013

Kermit Ruffins: We Partyin’ Traditional Style (take 1)

The New Orleans trumpeter and singer tackles traditional jazz with a loose, deriviative ebullience.


Monday, July 27 2009

Kermit Ruffins: Livin' a Tremé Life

Ruffins returns with an album soaked in New Orleans sun.


Monday, February 21 2005

Kermit Ruffins: Putumayo Presents Kermit Ruffins

A singer-trumpeter descended from followers of Louis Armstrong who he mostly declines to imitate: a fun performer from the happily not too fashion-conscious New Orleans of today.


Blogs

Tuesday, May 21 2013

Kermit Ruffins - "When the Saints Go Marching In" (stream) (PopMatters Premiere)

The incomparable New Orleans trumpeter and BBQ master, Kermit Ruffins, returns next week with a brand new album perfectly entitled 'We Partyin' Traditional Style'.


Monday, May 11 2009

Kermit Ruffins - "Treme Mardi Gras" / "Holy Cow" (MP3)

New Orleans jazz trumpeter Kermit Ruffins will be appearing in a new HBO series Tremé that was just greenlit by the network. The pilot was


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