Joined: 24 Oct 2007 Posts: 175 Location: Bartlett, Illinois
Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:42 am Post subject:
Was visiting New Orleans with the Mrs. and another couple back in March during spring break and came across these folks while strolling through the French Quarter. I had never heard of them before, but realized pretty quick I was witnessing something world class. They were just parked out in the middle of the street during lunchtime. Definitely the best we heard in our short visit there--and we heard a lot. What was also striking was their appearance. Dolly Parton once said that "it cost a lot to look so cheap". And my thought with Tuba Skinny was that it took a lot of thought to dress like a bunch of bums. Classic! _________________ Yamaha 9335CHII "Chicago" Bb
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Joined: 23 Mar 2003 Posts: 3768 Location: Texas, by way of Germany and Hawaii
Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:25 pm Post subject:
N.O. is incredible. Along your lines of the unexpected, I and my GF were going from one major venue to another at the N.O. Jazz Festival and crossed paths with a lessor venue at an outdoor kiosk but the performers were blowing their butts off to practically no one .
I said to my GF, "Hear those guys?" Referring to the music business, I said, "I don't know if anybody will ever hear them, but they are world class. Turned out to be youthful Wynton and Branford Marsalis! _________________ If you haven't lived it, you can't blow it.
"Even if I could play like Wynton Marsalis, I wouldn't play like Wynton Marsalis." Chet Baker
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