Wow, I mean wow. These hep and cool New Orleans jazz cats are so fantastic that I got goose bumps several times watching this video. So much music out of just a few musicians.
Smoking Time Jazz Club Tearing It Up In The French Quarter – Video
It’s amazing how these youngsters are so down with the traditional New Orleans sound. It just goes to show that old time Dixieland is anything but ‘old time.’ It’s timeless. It’s got the beat, the move, the rhythm and it makes you want to dance.
What really makes this video a winner are the dancers cuttin’ a rug right there on Royal Street. Don’t know if they are part of the act or just a couple that came out to hear them. But it seems like they had plans to dance because the girl’s got some white shoes and the guy is wearing some white bucks. The dancing is just amazing and so full of joy and grace.
And you know this is not unusual in the French Quarter. You can go down there any day of the week and here some fabulous free music right there on the street. The music ole Satchmo used to play lives on in the current generation, and they play it with style, pizzaz and affection.
Can there be a better combination?