OUR THOUGHTS ARE OF NEW ORLEANS

This morning, Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana, and is proving to be a very terrifying storm — on the sixteenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. I know some of my friends have found safe havens elsewhere, but I send these sounds out to everyone feeling the wrath of Ida.

Ironically, the apt sounds — melancholy but with a groove — were created almost a month ago, on July 25, 2021, at the Ear Out, 326 Spring Street, by the EarRegulars: Jon-Erik Kellso, Puje trumpet; John Allred, trombone; James Chirillo, guitar; Neal Caine, string bass. The song? Hoagy Carmichael’s NEW ORLEANS, which I associate with Jimmy Rushing and Louis Armstrong, among others. Here it is, without words but with feeling:

I present it here as a prayer for durability and resilience of that “quaint old Southern city” and its people.

3 responses to “OUR THOUGHTS ARE OF NEW ORLEANS

  1. Ida Melrose Shoufler

    I am 100 percent in agreement with you Nephew!! The music you recorded is fantastic! My thanks to them, and of course YOU for this video!

  2. Mark Voitenko

    Amen!

  3. “Hurricane Ida destroyed a historic building that was a second home to jazz great Louis Armstrong”

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/30/us/hurricane-ida-louis-armstrong-karnofsky-store/index.html

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