New York City, USA – The new Putumayo collection, New Orleans (PUTU232-2 CD), captures the ambiance of this city where jazz was born. This collection was released simultaneously with a retrospective of New Orleans trumpeter Kermit Ruffins.
For New Orleans, Putumayo founder Dan Storper researched traditional jazz
and blues in forms both old and new after becoming a part time resident of New
Orleans in 2003. The collection includes legends Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima,
Doc Cheatham, Dr. John and The Preservation Hall Hot 4 with Duke Dejan alongside
local favorites Nicholas Payton, Kermit Ruffins, Deacon John, Dr. Michael White,
Topsy Chapman, Kevin Clark and Gregg Stafford.The descriptive liner notes, written by New Orleans musicologist Baty Landis, are in English, French and Spanish. They feature striking photographs by respected New Orleans photographer Michael Smith, as well as a resource guide for New Orleans music, travel and entertainment. Renowned New Orleans chef Paul Prudhomme has contributed a recipe for seafood gumbo.
A portion of the proceeds from the CD will be contributed to the Tipitina’s
Foundation, which provides musical instruments and music education to New
Orleans schools, and to WWOZ, the local community radio station.