Jazz Album Recommendation: TAKE ME TO THE RIVER: NEW ORLEANS (Soundtrack out April 29, 2022 on Petaluma Records)

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by Connor McCormick on March 16, 2022

in CD-DVD,Film

The new film Take Me To The River: New Orleans follows director Martin Shore’s 2014 award-winning film Take Me To The River, which documented the musical influence of Memphis. “Memphis told the American music story. New Orleans is a story of how World music was created,” says Shore on his decision to document New Orleans. The film opens in New Orleans on April 22, and rolls out across the US throughout the spring (watch a teaser trailer HERE).

The truly amazing deluxe soundtrack for the movie, out April 29, 2022 on Petaluma Records, features brand new recordings of the final performances from the Neville Brothers and one of the last studio sessions with Dr. John.  Also featured are all new collaborative performances from a range of great New Orleans artists including Galactic, Dumpstaphunk, Dirty Dozen Jazz Band, Ani DiFranco, Ledisi, Big Freedia, Christian Scott, Donald Harrison and many others. You can pre-order here.

Check Out The “New Orleans Girl” Music Video
Featuring PJ Morton, Cheeky Blakk, and Rebirth Brass Band

The album is a true collaboration that celebrates the melting pot that is the musical DNA of NOLA. From traditional jazz to Second Line, From Rhythm & Blues to Hip Hop and Rap, from Funk/Soul to Rock and Roll, the producers of this wholly unique and unprecedented project have paired legendary legacy musicians with the rising stars of the 21st Century to create a historic musical collaboration unlike any that has come before. The music of New Orleans is a wholly unique worldwide collaboration, and Take Me To The River: New Orleans gives the viewer an insightful historical perspective of how global influences shaped, and continue to shape, a musical quilt that formed the music of this extraordinary city.

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