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5.0 out of 5 stars Sensational live performance, 23 April 2001
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This review is from: Funky New Orleans (Audio CD)
How did I miss this one for so long? It has lots of really rough edges and little formal finesse but is long on raw energy, particularly in the sensational ensemble playing (great percussion and brass). The worthy Doctor is in excellent vocal form on a range of songs that embrace some of the whackiest I've heard. From the wailing call on the first track (not the Dr?) to the last, it's a blast.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin, 15 Jan 2007
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This review is from: Funky New Orleans (Audio CD)
Its funky!

Although the cover would lead you to believe this is a bona fida Dr John album, in fact its not. Orginally it was released as The Donald Harrison Band with Dr John. Makes no difference though its still great.

Tracks 2 to 8 were recorded live at Birdland in 1991 and most of the time the music reeks of New Orleans, but just occasionally some great straight ahead Jazz playing slips in (not surprising as they were playing at Birdland) such as a minute into Iko Iko when Harrison takes a great Jazz Alto Sax solo and there follows a Piano solo that clearly isn't Dr Johns. On Mamzelle Zizi Harrison goes into a Coltrane like solo over a modal vamp. So its a very interesting mix!

Its all great stuff and you'll love this if like Dr John and theres plenty of great Alto playing to justify buying this if you're a Jazz nut.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funky Dr John, 18 Dec 2013
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Only recently discovered Dr John but am really loving him .Really good musicianship ,music with groove and attitude and soul
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