The set opened with a bluesy jazz cut penned by W.C. Handy titled St. Louis Blues. You could feel the New Orleans groove starting to move the soul.
Each group member put in some excellent instrumental work throughout the show, and the Baron of the Boom Boom set the pace.
Mr. Riley shared some heartfelt memories of the late Ellis Marsalis and their time performing at Snug Harbor, and then he performed a tune penned by Mr. Marsalis titled Tell Me.
Next up were a couple of jazz standards, You Don’t Know What Love Is, followed by Limehouse Blues.
The journey continued with a cut from his Cream of the Cresent album titled Trouble In Treme, and then this amazing set came to a fitting end with a traditional Mardi Gras tune titled Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing.
The Snug Harbor Jazz series continues on March 7th for more information click here.
Herlin Riley – Drums
Derek Douget – Sax
Max Moran – Bass
David Torkanowsky – Piano
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