One cool thing about working on the upcoming HBO series “Treme” is that I’m familiarizing myself with the breadth and depth of New Orleans music.
Is you hip to a “retro swing” band called the Flying Neutrinos? Lead singer Ingrid Lucia is kinda trippy. She comes from a family of street musicians. Her vocal style owes a debt to Billie Holiday.
I got a FREE MP3 for you.
Click here to hear the band’s take on “St. James Infirmary,” probably my favorite old-time jazz standard. (James Andrews, self-described “Satchmo of the Ghetto,” is guest vocalist and trumpeter.)
To download the track, follow this link to the Flying Neutrinos website, and look under “Live from New Orleans.”