Album Review

Batiste, Alvin – “Centennial One” – [Big Red NOLA Publishing]

Cousin Mary   1/22/2013   CD, Jazz

Alvin Batiste is a jazz clarinetist who was the founder of the Jazz Institute at Southern University in New Orleans.This CD features a 1980 recording (just released in 2012) with that institute’s Jazz Ensemble. The first five tracks are good funk with vocals cuts, but the fine playing of Batiste cuts loose on tracks 6 to 10 which lean more toward jazz.

you heard it 18 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 3438 days ago, Uncle Al played Jupiter Trek, Bumps, and Bat's Blues
  • 3440 days ago, Sir Cumference played Give It Up Or Tell Where It's At
  • 3443 days ago, Cousin Mary played Music Cam, Rows, and Ghetto Hero
  • 3448 days ago, Number 6 played My Little Star (Centennial Prayer)
  • 3450 days ago, Surfer Rosa played My Little Star Revisited
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