Michael Fremer Rated 9/10 Music, 9/10 Sonics in his July 2013 reviews on www.analogplanet.com!
180 Gram Vinyl! Pressed at RTI! Mastered by Bob Ludwig & Cut by Kevin Gray!
A New Chapter for an American Institution! 11 Original Compositions! Produced by Ben Jaffe & Jim James of My Morning Jacket! Includes Full Size Poster!
Preservation Hall Jazz Band and its music continue to evolve as they embrace tradition and history while inspiring a new generation.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band and My Morning Jacket first met a few years ago and also performed together on tour and in New Orleans. As their support for each other has grown, Jim James (My Morning Jacket) decided to take on the role as co-producer with Ben Jaffe on what is the first release of original music from Preservation Hall Jazz Band. With songs co-written with Dan Wilson, Chris Stapleton and the legendary Paul Williams, these recordings have a fresh approach but still capture the classic feel of what has kept Preservation Hall Jazz Band relevant over the past 50 years.
"The album co-produced by Jaffe and My Morning Jacket's Jim James is a non-stop romp through New Orleans music making, redolent with brass and reed and heavily syncopated rhythms. Trumpets blare, trombones slide and zoom, tubas growl and provide grumbling bass anchors, clarinets wail and all laugh, taunt, punctuate and weave their way through the tunes that exalt life and thumb their noses at death... The sound is superbly spacious, harmonically rich and dynamically generous. If your system can do it, the bottom end extension and punch will just about knock you down. If it sounds bloaty and out of control down there, blame your system not the recording!... When you need a musical and sonic pick me up, look no further than this record. The title says it all: That's It!. Disclaimer: 'no dynamics were squashed or injured in the making of this record!'" - Michael Fremer, analogplanet.com, Music 9/10, Sound 9/10
180 Gram Vinyl
Pressed at RTI
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering
Lacquers Cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Includes Full Size Poster
Mark Braud, trumpet, vocals
Charlie Gabriel, clarinet, vocals
Freddie Lonzo, trombone
Rickie Monie, piano
Clint Maedgen, tenor saxophone, vocals
Ben Jaffe, tuba, creative director
Ronell Johnson, tuba
Joseph Lastie, Jr., drums
1. That's It!
2. Dear Lord (Give Me the Strength)
3. Come With Me
4. Sugar Plum
5. Rattlin' Bones
1. I Think I Love You
2. August Nights
3. Halfway Right, Halfway Wrong
4. Yellow Moon
5. The Darker It Gets
6. Emmalena's Lullaby