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Dumpstaphunk: new album

The sludgiest groove around. Overlooking the typo (plant should read planet) here is the best characterization (written by David Kunian) I’ve come across of the band: Dumpstaphunkfunkneville brothersnew orleansThe MetersTrombone Shorty

Michael P. Smith Photography

Check out the terrific work of Smith — I especially appreciate the ones of musicians. Here are my favorites, the last one being of a young Harry Connick Jr. with Booker. Bo DiddleyClarence “Gatemouth” Brownharry connick jr.James Bookermichael p. smithmusicnew orleansTrombone Shorty

Lionel Ferbos (1911 – 2014)

It was just a couple of days ago that Lionel’s birthday was being commemorated. Here is the announcement. One of my favorite albums is the one below, bridging the generations. JazzLionel Ferbosmusicnew orleansTrombone Shortytrumpet