PRESERVATION HALL – New Orleans in Pictures and Words
In computer lingo WYSIWYG is What You See Is What You Get. In PRESERVATION HALL it's What You See is the Musicians - JAZZ men that SWING in the TRADITION and in the MOMENT. That's the theme, published by Louisiana State University Press, that's played out by 45 seminal and youthful New Orleans style musicians in time for a 50th Anniversary Celebration.
And, Expressive, richly colored, photographs by Shannon Brinkman of their own environment.
And, their words in explanation of themselves as they evolved from the tradition, captured by Eve Abrams.
Prominent is the place - PRESERVATION HALL - a room full of antiquity, heritage, of the players caught in stop-time.
The interviews reflect the experience of these musicians. The bios reveal the path each took to Preservation Hall. Enjoy the nicknames as well as the portraits of the jazz instruments. - Daniel Kassell All Rights Reserved, Member, Jazz Journalist Association
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