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Featuring Derek Winters
Studio Recording January 14 and 15, 2002
01. If Those Lips Could Only Speak *
02. Marie Elena
03. Sporting Life *
04. Oh, You Beautiful Doll
05. My Gal Sal *
06. Go To New Orleans
07. In The Upper Garden
08. If I Had My Way *
09. Dont Leave Me Now
10. All I Do
11. Ill Fly Away *
12. What Am I Living For?
13. Move The Body Over
14. Can I Sleep In Your Arms Tonight, Lady? *
Derek Winters (tp/voc*) Kjeld Brandt (cl)
Bengt Hansson (tb) Göran Magnusson (p)
Erling Lindhardt (bjo) Stefan Kärfve (b)
Claus Lindhardt (dm)
Music Mecca CD 3086-2
Recorded at Woodhouse Recording Studio
January 14 and 15, 2002 by Jørgen Vad
Mixed by Stefan Kärfve, Christian Westergaard and Jørgen Vad ·
Mastering: Jørgen Vad · Jørgen Vad uses Audio-Technica microphones ·
Liner notes: Marcel Joly ·
Photos: Göran Magnusson ·
Layout and dtp: Kjeld Brandt ·
Executive producer: Henning Schädler
Cover: A Midnight Race on the Mississippi (1860) Currier & Ives Lithograph.
Se fotos fra touren
See photo from the tour and studio
This is the second time I have the pleasure and the honour to write the liner notes for a CD by New Orleans Delight, the Danish/Swedish New Orleans style band based in Denmark. They must have been pleased the first time I presume and I hope I will not let them down this time. They have a way to convince you to take the job: they send a CD with the raw mix of the songs and ask you to listen to it. When I put the disc in the machine and heard the first bars of If Those Lips Could Only Speak introduced by the sweet clarinet of Kjeld Brandt, my body started to move in something that resembled a dance. Fortunately there was nobody around to watch this because a body ravaged by arthritis is not exactly the right engine to dance. Soon I was happily singing along with Derek Winters: If those lips could only speak and those eyes could only see, if those beautiful golden tresses where there in reality. If youd only take my hand as you did when you took my name. But its only a beautiful picture in a beautiful golden frame. No great poetry you say? Well, maybe not, but I still prefer the lyrics of this old song to the I gonna kill ya bitchlyrics todays songwriters are pushing down our throat. Maybe Im old fashioned? When I had listened to the rest of this wonderful CD, I knew I couldnt say no to their request!
In a way it is more difficult to write liner notes for the same band a second time because there are a lot of things you have said the first time. About the band for instance. People who have bought their previous CDs know already that New Orleans Delight is one of the best New Orleans style bands around these days. I have to quote Jelly again: Jazz music is to be played sweet, soft, plenty rhythm and thats exactly what they are doing. Of course Jelly was talking about New Orleans jazz. His words might not apply to a lot of what passes for jazz today. When you will listen to this CD you will know what Mister Morton was talking about.
New Orleans Delight has no trumpet player. In a way this is anadvantage. They perform and record with several guest trumpet players and this way they achieve a somewhat different sound each time. Its like that old favourite New Orleans meal, jambalaya. When you use a lot of chicken in it it's chicken jambalaya, when you add rabbit meat it becomes rabbit jambalaya and so on. Its always the same delicious dish but each time it has a different taste. This time the guest is Derek Winters, one of the best British trumpet players in this kind of music. Even my good friend Brian Wood has not much about him in his otherwise very comprehensive book The Song For Me (which you all should have!) except that he is no spring chicken because he already retired from music once and is now playing again. He seems to be reluctant to provide a CV. His association however with bands like Chris Blounts and Brian Carricks proves that he belongs to the top class. His beautiful, warm and swinging playing on this CD proves it again. I love his singing too. Unlike some of my fellow writers I do love that someone sings the lyrics to a song. For one thing it helps me to remember the tune afterwards. Derek does an excellent job. He doesnt have the greatest voice in the world but he can really BRING a song. He also wrote an informative and loving article about New Orleans Delight for the Just Jazz magazine.
Do I need to say again that Kjeld plays exquisite New Orleans clarinet, that Bengt sounds unlike any other New Orleans trombone player and that his playing gives me goose pimples? Do I have to assure you that Göran still plays that simple two-fisted piano like Billie, Sing, Gallaud and Joe James did before him? Do I have to repeat that father and son Lindhardt take care in exemplary fashion of the banjo and drums and that Stefan, both pizzicato or with his bow, is a marvellous bass player? No, I dont and I wont!
Lets talk now about the repertory on this CD. This band fortunately stays away a long distance from the old war horses. Doing this they are so much closer to the old bands in the dance halls of New Orleans so many years ago. When Bill Russell went to those places, looking for musicians to record, he found out that only one or two of five tunes played in a set could be called jazz tunes. Very few musicians used the word jazz on their business cards. Most of them mentioned music for all occasions. For heavens sake, lets not forget that New Orleans music was a functional music, music to parade with, to dance to, to bury with. The repertory at those dance halls was as wide as the Mississippi. It went from St.Louis Blues to Franz Lehars Merry Widow Waltz, from Just A Closer Walk With Thee to Charmaine. The few examples recorded at the spot prove that. I never talked to a New Orleans old-timer who mentioned Royal Garden Blues or Fidgety Feet as his favourite tune. Billie and Dedes was Nat King Coles hit Too Young; unfortunately they never recorded it. Louis Nelsons was Elvis Presleys Love Me Tender. Kid Thomas loved to play waltzes! You see what I mean? But no matter WHAT they played, they always played it the New Orleans way, which was different to anything else in the world.
You know already, if you paid attention, that this CD opens with If Those Lips Could Only Speak. I tried to find out when this lovely tearjerker was written but I failed. My guess as good or as bad as yours is beginning of the previous century or even before. They dont write them like this anymore! I think that the first time I heard it the New Orleans way was by my old fiend Jack McLaughlin from Australia and he played it as a waltz.
Maria Elena from 1935 always was a New Orleans favourite. Bunk recorded it already in 1945 for American Music but we had to wait for more than fifty years to hear it. Bill Russell didnt like popular songs! Nobody is perfect. Bunk recorded it again on his last recording session in 1947. George Lewis played it at the famous Herbert Ottos party and Raymond Burke recorded it with Wooden Joe Nicholas. Here it is played with that typical habanera beat. Göran shines on piano, Bengt plays chicken skin music, Kjelds clarinet sings like a bird and Derek growls away on muted horn like Kid Tom used to do.
Sporting Life comes from the repertory of that immortal blues duo, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. Dereks vocal is full of melancholy and everyone holds on to that mood.
Oh, You Beautiful Doll dates from 1911 and has all the joyfulness of those carefree pre-world war days. This was the kind of music John Robichaux s band played at that time in New Orleans, so beautifully revived by the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra. Im sure Lionel Ferbos still sings it today at the Palm Court Café in New Orleans. Soft, sweet, plenty rhythm, oh yeah! During one of the ensembles I could swear I heard the shuffling of the dancing feet. With some dirty growls Derek shows that Buddy Bolden had been there and gone too.
My Gal Sal (Paul Dresser,1905) takes us even more back in time. It became a two million-copy seller after the composers death. This slow rendition gives full justice to the beautiful, melancholic melody. Dereks half-spoken vocal is a gem. Stefan uses his bow. Kjeld and Bengt play a fine duet. After a subdued piano solo, the final ensemble is a model of its kind.
Go To New Orleans is not a traditional as it is said here. I should know who wrote it, but I forgot. I even think I met the composer in New Orleans in the late seventies. Suddenly this touristic song appeared out of the blue and everybody played it. Theres a lesson here: always write down things, dont trust your memory. Maybe I wrote it down
but where? The charm of this version is the New Orleans rumba beat borrowed from Professor Longhair or even further back Jellys famous Spanish tinge. Claus plays that street beat extremely well! I was kind of tired of this tune, but this version restores my faith in it!
In The Upper Garden was recorded by George Lewis in 1964 for his favourite album Plays Hymns, that great source for religious material in the New Orleans style. Although he was a devoted catholic himself, George recorded many of these lovely protestant hymns. New Orleans Delight excels in this kind of material and this one is no exception. There are beautiful ensembles with Stefans bowed bass resembling the sousaphone in a marching band. Kjeld plays his heart out with Bengt adding some discrete comments. When its his turn to solo he proves again that less can be more; in other words the intense beauty of simplicity. Göran does exactly the same supported by the bass, pizzicato now. It reminds me of Joe Robichaux and Slow Drag on one of those underestimated recordings George Lewis made for Verve. Derek leads the final ensemble in the way Willie Pajeaud, the famous hymn player, would have done it. Beautiful!
If Had My Way, written in 1913 and a hit for the Peerless Quartet, was revived in 1940 by Bing. Its one of those lovely songs that make for excellent material for this kind of music. It takes only the trouble to look for them. The Great American Songbook is full of them. Derek sings the lyrics.
In the fifties, when some of the old dance halls in New Orleans were still operating, several tunes of the new music (rock n roll) were adopted by the old-timers. Dont Leave Me Now, sung by Elvis in the movie Jailhouse Rock could have been one of them. The repertory of the local bands stopped evolving when the halls closed and the bands at the neighbourhood bars were replaced by juke-boxes. This song reminds me of high school dances
way back! Derek does some Kid Thomas stuff here.
All I Do Is Dream Of You dates from 1934. Chico Marx played it on piano in A Night At The Opera and Debbie Reynolds sang it in Singin In The Rain, the ultimate American musical. Here it is taken at a relaxed mid-tempo, suited for dancing.
One of the happiest songs on this disc is about our dying day! One fine morning when this life is over, I will fly away; to my home on Gods celestial shore, Yes, I will fly away. Ill fly away, O Glory , I will fly way. When I die, glory hallelujah, I will fly away! I dare you not to sing along with Derek on this one. Great vocal! The band swings along happily. Believers or non-believers, no one can deny the joyfulness of this wonderful song, so seldom recorded.
What Am I Living For was written in 1958 by Fred Jay and Art Harris and became a hit record for Chuck Willis. Later on it was also recorded by Conway Twitty. Ray Charles recorded it in 1972 on one of his country & western sessions. It was also on the very first Kid Thomas LP I ever bought. Tom recorded it in 1959, which proves that the little man from Algiers with the iron lips was still keeping his finger on the pulse of what was popular then. For me it was one of the highlights on that LP and it still is on this one. Again Derek pays tribute to Mr. Valentine. An ideal song for a wedding anniversary!
Move The Body Over became a New Orleans classic by the recordings George Lewis made of it. I said before that Bengt plays a New Orleans trombone like you never heard before, but here he reminds me of Punch Millers sturdy trombone player Eddie Morris. Stefan and Claus solo on this one.
Take an old melody, change the tempo and add new lyrics and what you get is an ideal song to close the last set of a gig. Thats what country musics outlaw Willie Nelson did with Red River Valley aka We Shall Walk Through The Streets Of The City and so it became Can I Sleep In Your Arms Tonight Lady. It is sung here with tired tenderness by Derek. I remember him singing it before on a CD with Brian Carricks Algiers Stompers. He must have a reason for it
And now back to those lips, eyes and beautiful tresses. What I mean is use the repeat button! And not once!
The American Rag Dec.02/Jan.03
By A. C. Stone
New Orleans Delight
Go To New Orleans
(Music Mecca 3086-2)
When I reviewed previous CDs by this group, I mentioned that this Danish band would be right at home in Preservation Hall. The only thing thats changed since then is the trumpet player on this release is Derek Winters, from England. Its evident that he is a master of the style and enlivens the CD with some fine vocals.
Brandt is great on clarinet, as usual; Hansson does a fine job on trombone and the rhythm section perform admirably. Its obvious the whole band has listened to the masters. You can hear a touch of George Lewis, Jim Robinson or Kid Thomas now and again but these are not note for note something that has been recordedbefore. They are original interpretations of some fine old songs.
On first listening to this CD (before I read the liner notes) it occurred to me that this was what Jelly Roll Morton had in mind when he said, Jazz music should be played sweet, soft, with plenty of rhythm. The Morton references was confirmed when I recognized the Spanish tinge he often talked about in this bands version of Maria Elena and Go To New Orleans. Later I found that the writer of the notes had come to the same coclusion.
But Morton played the Downtown New Orleans jazz and this is strictly Uptown. Its the kind of music New Orleans bands played for dancers and other musical functions. Even the Willie Nelson tune, Can I Sleep In Your Arms Tonight, Lady? Is based on the traditional, We Shall Walk Through The Streets Of The City. So, if youre a lover of the Uptown style, youll want to hear this CD. If youre wondering what Im talking about, I cant think of a better place to find out.
Its available from Music Mecca, P:O. Box 2208, DK 1108 Copenhagen K, Denmark or check their web site at www.cdjazz.com. The price, $18.00 (US), includes postage and handling.
Geoff Boxells CD-reviews, New Zealand
The boys are back, and this time they have Englishman Derek Winters with them on trumpet and vocals. I have heard Derek before with both Chris Blount and Brian Carrick. I like his smooth and rich style. I haven't till now been aware of his singing, but having done so courtesy of this CD, I shan't forget his half singing and half talking delivery. It is a cross between Ken Colyer and my great-uncle Arthur, who, after a rum or two, as was appropriate for an ex-merchant seaman, used to quietly talk/sing to the music on the radio whilst he rolled his nightly supply of Nosegay Shag cigarettes.
This CD is a tour de force for New Orleans Delight with every track memorable and a delight to listen to. I understand that the CD was late getting to market as there was a problem on selecting the tracks to use. Well I have no doubt the problem was due to the band having so many quality numbers that they didn't know which ones to leave off.
I am totally rapped with this CD. The whole band are individually top line musos, add them together and they become a, well they become a New Orleans Delight actually!
The Jazz Gazette August/September 2002:
From the first notes of 'If Those Lips...', my feet started unconsciously moving, I am avoiding the word dancing, since I am a bad dancer. This dancing feeling did not leave me during the entire record. Needless to say it is a CD full of great music. Music as played by Dan Pawson and Dave Donohoe and their bands.
I met Derek Winters years ago in Belgium with the Dave Donohoe band during a Kroegentocht in Ninove and also some time later in Ascona in 1988. The band always came up with some unexpected tunes, country and western, rhythm and blues tunes, which they played with a New Orleans flavour. English trumpet player, Dan Pawson, is another exponent of that way of seeing and playing the music. Some have called it 'a regional form of New Orleans music', but I think those people never closely listened to 'the heart and the bowels of New Orleans music'. What you play is not important, but the way you play it, is.
I already heard a lot of New Orleans Delight, but I never had a chance to hear them. But if the music on this CD represents the music they are normally playing, then it confirms all the good I have been told about them. The musicians clearly have listened closely to the old masters and have soaked up the music and melted into something of their own, with respect for the tradition. Personally this another criterion for liking a band or not. Kjeld Brandt is such a bandleader who attaches great importance to the tradition of New Orleans music and this one can hear this clearly on this recording.
The band plays in a relaxed way some known tunes, like 'Move The Body Over', In The Upper Garden', 'All I Do Is dream Of You', and they bring also some unknown or less recorded tunes like 'If Those Lips', 'What Am I Living For?', 'Don't Leave Me Now'. And of course there is the now obligatory Willie Nelson song, this time 'Can I Sleep In Your Arms Tonight, Lady'. A real gem is 'Maria Elena'. It incites you to grap your partner and start dancing. Great rhythm. This is another strong point of this band, the rhythm section. Father and son Lindhardt, banjo and drums, together with bass player Stefan Kärfve, lay down a solid rhythm with a strong New Orleans flavour. No speeding, showing off, like you hear too often nowadays. They play for the benefit of the band, being felt rather than being heard. A solid basis for the front line to do their thing in a relaxed way.
In a few words, this is a great CD with New Orleans music by this Danish/Swedish band with an English guest trumpet player.
Featured Artist: New Orleans Delight Featuring Derek Winters
CD Title: Go To New Orleans
Record Label: Music Mecca
Style: Traditional Jazz
Musicians: Derek Winters (trumpet, vocals); Kjeld Brandt (clarinet); Bengt Hansson (trombone); Göran Magnusson (piano); Erling Lindhardt (banjo); Stefan Kärfve (bass); Claus Lindhardt (drums).
Review: This CD begins to impress fans of New Orleans jazz the moment they glance at the cover art. A vintage Currier & Ives litho of a couple of Mississippi steamers graces the jewel case.
New Orleans Delight is a Danish band capable of playing authentic New Orleans jazz as you would hear at Preservation Hall. The mix of tunes is true to the tradition of Crescent City revival groups. I was pleased to see the inclusion of My Gal Sal penned in 1905 by Paul Dresser. Dresser had written 106 songs between 1895 and 1905. With the exception of the official song of the State of Indiana (On The Banks Of The Wabash), Dresser had little financial success and died in poverty in 1906 before My Gal Sal harvested royalties. Thousands of recordings were made in the past 97 years and heres another. Indiana has not forgotten its native son, Paul Dresser. The home of his birth is preserved as a historical site.
Although New Orleans Delight has several CDs to its credit over the past several years, this has been my first opportunity to hear their work. The band is led by clarinetist Kjeld Brandt and has no trumpet player. This allows the group to bring in guests of their own choosing on trumpet. This time, its the fine British player, Derek Winters. Winters will be familiar to those of you who enjoyed the recordings of Brian Carrick and the late Chris Blount on the Jazz Crusade label.
Here is a fine band with a wonderful repertoire and they have chosen tunes that fit the style of the old New Orleans dance halls. Youll hear a selection of vintage popular dance music, some sacred songs and even Brownee McGhees Sporting Life Blues. This tight little band will delight all of you who are New Orleans Purists.
Reviewed by: Richard Bourcier
South Bay Beat and same review in Just Jazz Magazine
South Bay Traditional Jazz Society, California, USA
This CD, recorded in January of this year, is the sixth issued by New Orleans Delight, a Denmark-based sextet that plays in the uptown New Orleans style. The leader, Kjeld Brandt on clarinet, and two of the sidemen, Erling Lindhardt on banjo and Claus Lindhardt on drums, are Danes. The other three members, Bengt Hansson on trombone, Göran Magnusson on piano, and Stefan Kärfve on bass, are Swedes. Each year New Orleans Delight invites musicians from the U.K., Europe, and/or North America to join them for a tour and, usually, a recording, most often at least one of the invitees being a horn player since the group does not have a permanent a horn player. Last year that lot fell to Derek Winters, a trumpet player who needs no introduction to the readers of this magazine, and he is featured on this recording. (This year, 2002, Cliff "Kid" Bastien, born in London and for the last 45 years or so living in Toronto, Canada, will be one of the guests on trumpet, the other being George Berry, who hails from Dartford, on reeds; next year on trumpet it will be Chris Tyle, who has just moved from New Orleans back to Portland, Oregon.)
We get a sense of what the band sounds like in its regular format with the opening of the first number, If These Lips Could Only Speak, as the first time through the lead is taken by Kjeld Brandt on clarinet, trumpet not joining in until the second chorus. But when Derek Winters comes in, the band settles right into a groove which they maintain through the rest of the proceedings. He must have felt very comfortable since the band members listen attentively to each other, no one musician trying to upstage or outblow any other. Thus he gets very fine backing against which he could undoubtedly relax, and all of the group pay attention to dynamics, bringing out subtleties in the renditions.
Winters is featured on both horn and vocals, singing on a half dozen numbers. I am not normally enamored of vocals taken by band members since while on a gig the odd vocal by a band member can go down well enough with the punters because it is a fleeting thing, but when it is preserved on a CD all too often it does not bear repeated listening. Such is not the case with the vocals on this disc. Winters voice is pleasant, he sings on key, and he does not, mercifully, try to imitate an American accent. All of that is quite refreshing.
Another welcome feature is that the selection of tunes is variedpop tunes, a little latin here and there, the odd hymn, and no overworked war horses, just as was the case in New Orleans bands' repertoires of several decades ago. In addition, the tempos are all well chosensome a little surprising, but they work. For instance, My Gal Sal is very laid back, and Move the Body Over is not taken at the break-neck speed it so often is. If I had any nit to pick, it would be with selecting Willie Nelson's lyrics, which do little for me, for the last number, Can I Sleep in Your Arms Tonight, Lady? better known in classic jazz circles as We Shall Walk through the Streets of the City, but I am sure there will be those who will disagree. I'll say no more about the play list since Marcel Joly, who wrote the liner notes, gives an adequate run-down on each of the selections.
As I said earlier, the band are careful listeners, and not just to each other. They have obviously listened to a great many New Orleans recordings and have mastered the style. For me, another drummer, it is such a pleasure to hear good pressed rolls and judicious use of the cymbals by New Orleans Delight's drummer, Claus Lindhardt, who can be heard but does not dominate. (I don't subscribe to the "felt-not-heard" credo: every musician should be "heard," which is not the same thing as "dominate.") His time-keeping is also impeccableaided by his father on banjo, the pair gently reign in the soloist who occasionally gets carried away.
Those of you in the U.K. and in Europe are fortunate in having so many bands that essay the New Orleans style. Here in the U.S. it is becoming something of a rara avis. Even in New Orleans itself it is becoming harder, almost by the day, to find: Sweet Kathleen's on Decatur has closed, the Can-Can on Bourbon St. likewise, and the rumor is that Fritzel's has been sold. With the disappearance of each location, all too often the band seems to disappear with it. So bands such as New Orleans Delight are becoming crucial to preserving the species. By this point you will have surmised, I'm sure, that I heartily recommend this CD.
Bert Thompson plays drums with the Jelly Roll Jazz Band, the Zenith New Orleans Parade Band, two San Francisco area bands, and Gremoli, a Southern California band.
Mail from Derek Winters
Dear Kjeld and New Orleans Delight
The post has just arrived late here in my village, due to the England / Nigeria World cup match. - We drew 0, 0, - so now for Denmark. When I opened my letters I was pleased to receive the CD. It is so well presented, the notes are great and the music, well to me, a Delight. Many thanks for the CD and for giving me the opportunity to record with the Band. The CD is one I am proud of and pleased to play with a group of musicians I now consider being my friends.
Looking forward to seeing you all in the summer.
My dear Best Boy, Kjeld, a wonderful music cd has arrived and in terrible 35 degree C heat. It has cheered up my wife Annie and me. I am now listening to some great old New Orleans tunes, not played by many if any U.S. bands. Now I hear "If Those Lips Could.....", beautiful. I am right back on "OLD" Bourbon St.. when we were there in the 50s and 60s, (or to Grossman's Tavern in Toronto, any time even these days, for Kid Bastien). As you know my friend, Tom Valentine will never REALLY be dead as long as Cliff is blowing that trumpet..
Now to your new cd. Always better. Kjeld, always "growing" in the tradition of the real jazz. Some wonderful numbers, although of old New Orleans in spirit. Not necessarily played there or anywhere now, or for many years. THAT is the beauty of your band, namely, the thoughtfulness that goes into each CD, and I am sure into each concert. I particularly liked, "Lips", Upper Garden, Don't Leave Me Now, (amazing choice, well played), Move the Body Over, (always lovely), and Nelson's tune,"Can I Sleep...".
Your reeds always improve, how??? Goran magnificent, as is Bengt and all the "boys". Derek's vocals and lead horn, fit perfectly with your well disciplined group, that hard work may be what's missing from so many "N.O" style bands..
Best from Canada, dear friend, and once more many, MANY thanks for the wonderful music.
Thanks very much for your CD which arrived yestereday. I played it last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's the first time I've heard your three new Swedish players and they're very good. An exellent CD.
Tyne & Wear
danke für Deine (gewohnt!) schnelle Nachricht. Ich habe mir inzwischen Deine neue CD angehört - sie gefällt mir sehr gut, vor allem gefällt mir auch die Auswahl der Stücke. Und natürlich ist das Cover gelungen mit dem schönen Bild zweier Mississippi-Dampfer (da wurde "Go down to New Orleans" bildlich).
Tak for endnu en cd. Jeg synes den er glimrende - specielt Fly away som jeg første gang hørte med Dave Donahoe. Der er mange stille numre - stille positivt ment - på pladen som virker relaxet på den måde N.O.-musik skal være. Udstyrsmæssigt må en af jeres cd.ere da også snart få en præmie, med eksorbitant flotte liner notes.
The new CD by NEW ORLEANS DELIGHT has just reached me. I enjoy the music very much. And I can only say what I said several times before: NEW ORLEANS DELIGHT are a great band and the music is excellent. As always you have chosen good and unhackneyed tunes.
Med venlig hilsen
Ett varmt och hjärtligt tack för CD och informationsmaterial, som kom i dag med posten. Har lyssnat igenom CDn två gånger redan och den är super-bra. Derek passar ypperligt bra in i bandet och dessutom kul att få höra nya låtar. Träffade Derek senast i New Orleans i april vid French Quarter Festival. Trevlig snubbe.
Om inte förr så hoppas jag få växla några ord med dig vid jazzfestivalen i Lundsbrunn, som jag har planerat in. Har även skrivit in höstens besök i Tidaholm och Örebro i min kalender.
Nästa år så får vi ta en Dixie-beer tillsammans i New Orleans. Har varit där på de senaste sex FQ-festivalerna, som är mycket trevliga. Bokade rummet för nästa år redan innan jag for från New Orleans!
Ha en skön sommar.
Jazzens Museum i Strömsholm
Er nya CD dök upp med posten idag. Och en så underbart bra skiva!!! Ni har ett fantastiskt skönt sound!! Och Ditt klarinettspel är som vanligt helt lysande!
Med bästa jazzhälsningar!
Tak for en rigtig god CD! Nu glæder jeg mig bare til at høre Derek (og NOD ) i Allinge om 14 dage.
Thanks for your latest CD. The band sounds great. Why don´t you have a band cornet musician? The englishman on this CD sounds great. He can sing, also.
You have a lot of gigs. Must keep the band busy.
What a nice surprise to receive the CD from you. Thank you very much. It is very impressive. The presentation is wonderful and the colour coordination makes it instantly recognisable.
The music is a joy to listen to. Apart from his lovely playing it is a pleasure to hear the vocals from a foreign (to us) band coming from an English voice without an accent or the impression that the words
are being copied without a true understanding of the language. Derek fits into your band so well - as he does whichever band he plays with. He always gives all of himself. The rest of the band, you included, sound as if you are inspired to play your best. Your piano player sound so much better than when we have heard him live. The recording engineer has done a really good job and the balance is perfect. We love the odd picture of Derek. Maria Elena is a favourite tune for Geoff so he particularly enjoyed that track. WHAT MORE CAN WE SAY? It will give us much pleasure in the years to come.
Hope to see you soon.
Jill & Geoff Spencer
What a lovely suprise we had today when we got our mail. Thank you so very much for sending us the CD and the write ups. We just love to hear about your band. We have only listened to a few numbers so far but will get to them all soon. We saw Derek Winters in New Orleans a couple of years ago and enjoyed his playing very much. We have been looking at your web site and took the gig list off there and gave it to Cliff a few weeks ago. I spoke to Cliff today and he also received you CD and say thank you and said he enjoyed it. He also lent it to Marilyn and she enjoyed it too.
We are going to Toronto this weekend as there is a big New Orleans night on Friday for the Jazz Festival. Cliff has both of his bands playing there. The Magnolia Marching Band and the Happy Pals. The Climax Band is playing as well and there are three guest artists Tony Pringle from Boston, Brian Oglevie and Kevin Clark from New Orleans. I'm going to take some photos and hopefully they will turn out alright. If they do I will send some to you so you can see our bands. Thank you once again for the cd it was such a lovely suprise.
Best wishes from Heather and Brian Harris
Lettere forsinket - tak for din seneste hilsen med diverse materiale samt jeres nye CD. Jeg synes også - den - er rigtig dejlig at lytte til.
1000 TAK. Det var virkelig pænt af dig.
De allersomkjærligste sommerlige swingende jazzhilsener
Ett stort tack för den underbara cdn som damp ner som en överraskning härom dagen. Great stuff! Jag njuter inte bara av sommarvärmen man också av det faktum att det finns musiker som verkligen kan spela N.O. jazz! Stort tack!
The Unofficial Ken Colyer Homepage
I received your latest CD. Thanks very much, it's - again - a beautiful disc with a very fine selection of tunes. What a fine trumpet player Derek is, he was only once at our club with Brian Carrick's band. Good sleeve information too by - who else - the great expert Marcel Joly.
Cees van Weele
Very many thanks for your latest CD; great musicianship, plenty of feeling, excelent rhythm section, a good variety of tunes and all very tasteful: - a super recording I keep playing it! I much appreciate your sending to me and have, thankfully, all your CDs now.
I trust that you and Barbara will enjoy your stay at your summer residence and also that youll have some great sessions with Derek Winters. I know how much he enjoys his visits to Denmark. Who wouldnt?
Im impressed by your Reviews and Press leaflet and your yearly band booking list; New Orleans Delight cerlainly keeps busy and long may it be so as you all do such a good job in spreading the word!
Please remember me to all the Danish/Swedish friends and I sincerely hope that one day will all meet up again!
With all good wishes
The Ranama Jazz Kings, Devon
I like your Bands rendition of Dont Leave Me Now great!
Thankyou for your latest disc, as always a very good disc with everyone playing well, and also a good mix of songs. We wood have liked to see and hear your band with George Berry and Kid Bastien but we expect to be going to San Diego for the Thanksgiving Festival and so cannot get back in time.
Cicely & Peter King, Lincoln
Igen har du glædet os med en super CD med New Orleans Delight. Perfekt. Dejlige, velspillede numre. Det er en nydelse! Håbet at vi snart ses igen.
Bent og Ulla Larsen
Thank you very much for your bands latest excellent CD. It was very ejoyable to hear Derek playing with band and to hear your clarinet again.
You obviously have a very busy time, and we were very pleased to see that youll be playing at Keswick in 2003. We look forward to seeing you there, if not before.
Keep the music going! Best wishes
Geoff & Tessa Meetham, Derby
STORT tack för CDn! Massor med Real Stuff!
Göta River Jazzmen
Thanks for your latest CD you just sent me. Enjoyed it very
Much. Keep on swinging - it keeps you young.
Vancouver Dixieland Jazz Society
Thank you very much for the surprise parcel with your new CD. It is a beautiful CD, lovely numbers, sensitively played. It is great to hear your sweet clarinet singing again. And the inimitable Derek Winters on trumpet & vocals.
The detailed & effusive notes by Marcel Joly are also a joy to read. Its wonderful to have good photos too. Wel done Göran. But who took the photo of him at first glance I thought he was a pilot! So nice to have photos of Christian & Jørgen as well, and even Marcel Joly. I really love the cover picture of the Natchez & the Eclipse racing on the Mississippi its splendid.
Thank you also for sleeve notes in English. This time we know what we are reading! Well done, and good luck with sales in England.
We send you many thanks & best wishes
Finally had a chance to listen to your CD - very, very nice. Tell your trombone man I dig his style - he is very much his own man, and still right in the New Orleans "pocket" as we say. I am so tired of guys imitating Robinson & Nelson slavishly. Those guys were flattered by imitators but I met them, and I know they believed in "playing like yourself". So that's what I am trying to do - sound more like me - haha.
I really like Derek's tpt approach and his vocals are real pleasure. And it is nice that he sings in his natural english dialect. And you and the rhythm section just COOK - what more is there to say? :)