I was out walking with David Simon last night, and there wasn’t much happening in New Orleans. Hardly even a street musician to be found in the French Quarter. (And New Orleans is supposed to be the busking capital of the United States.)
That’s Mondays for you.
But in the funky little nightclub district along Frenchmen Street in Faubourg Marigny, a delightful racket was emanating from the Spotted Cat. So we stood by the open door and dug a couple of tunes by the New Orleans Jazz Vipers, who do sort of a hip take on “trad jazz.”
Three MP3 files (low-fidelity) are free to download at the band’s website. The songs are from the Jazz Vipers CD “Live on Frenchmen Street.”
Click here to hear “A Ghost of a Chance” on my Vox blog. If you want the FREE MP3, follow this link and look for where it says “Downloadable Demos.”