Young Tuxedo Brass Band – Jazz Begins: Sounds Of New Orleans Streets: Funeral And Parade Music


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Release Date:  2007

Label:  Collectables


Track List

1. Lead Me Saviour
2. Eternal Peace
3. Medley Of Hymns (Flee As A Bird / Nearer My God To Thee / Pleyel’s Hymn)
4. Just A Closer Walk With Thee
5. Bourbon Street Parade
6. Lord Lord Lord
7. Just A Little While To Stay Here
8. Panama
9. It Feels So Good
10.Joe Avery’s Piece
11.John Casimir’s Whoopin’ Blues



Alto Saxophone – Herman Sherman
Clarinet [E-flat], Leader – John Casimir
Drums [Bass] – Emile Knox
Snare [Snare Drum] – Paul Barbarin
Sousaphone – Wilbert Tillman
Tenor Saxophone – Andrew Morgan
Trombone – Clement Tervalon, Eddie Pierson tracks1,2,3 Jim Robinson tracks 4-11
Trumpet – Albert “Fernandez” Walters, Andrew Anderson, John “Pickey” Brunious



The tradition of funeral parade music in New Orleans dates back to the 18th century, when slaves, under the French, were permitted to bury their dead with music. In the funeral parade the musicians traditionally played both written music (before and during the ceremony) and improvised (after), thus emphasizing a most important aspect in the genesis of jazz – the impact of oral traditions upon written music.

The Young Tuxedo Brass Band was recorded by Atlantic Records’ Nesuhi Ertegun and Tom Dowd after Ertegun was introduced to the group while advising “Life” magazine on a December, 1958 article about the music of New Orleans.

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