Thank you, NASA!

Astronaut Ricky Arnold spent 197 days on his second opportunity to work on the International Space Station. This video, that he shot and gathered, captures the beauty of our world and is set to the title track of our release, A Beautiful World. This song from the album by Kermit Ruffins and Irvin Mayfield, Jr. features the vocals of Haley Reinhart. We are so thankful that NASA chose our music to accompany this phenomenal footage. Watch the video here (please make it full screen, turn up your volume, sit back, and relax) >

The Perfect Father’s Day Gift – Bonerama Plays Zeppelin

Is there anything harder than shopping for a Father’s Day gift for your dad? You already bought him the fancy shaving kit, he owns every tool he’s ever going to use, and does he really want that novelty electronic gadget?

Save yourself some time this year, and stop your search right away. We have the perfect gift right here at Basin Street Records. It’s the new album, Bonerama Plays Zeppelin.

Scientific studies* have shown that 4 out of 5 dads suffer from a severe trombone deficiency. Don’t let your dad suffer! The easiest way to prevent this is with a healthy dose of Bonerama, the Trombone-centric band that has been breaking expectations for over twenty years! Other scientific studies* show that 4 out of 5 dads also really like Led Zeppelin. Looks like you’ve just found the perfect father’s day gift.

Not convinced Bonerama Plays Zeppelin is the perfect father’s day gift? Did you know that it was the #1 Most Added Release on JazzWeek Radio Charts the week it was released? It’s been in the top 100 on the JazzWeek charts for five weeks! During Jazz Fest, the album was the #1 seller at Louisiana Music Factory in New Orleans.

Whether your dad is old enough to have a vinyl collection from before CDs existed, or young enough to have a vinyl collection simply because he’s hip, we have the album in three different vinyl formats for him to enjoy. And if he’s not into vinyl at all no problem! Pick up a CD or digital download. Here at Basin Street Records, we believe dads should be allowed to enjoy music however they want.

Get Bonerama Plays Zeppelin today!

*Scientific studies not actually scientific, but we are music experts, so… trust us.

Pictures from Jazz Fest 2019

The 50th Jazz Fest came to a close last Sunday, and we had a blast out there watching our recording artists perform at the fairgrounds to help celebrate! Here are some pictures from the fest!

Thursday, April 25

Jason Marsalis at the WWOZ Jazz Tent

Jason Marsalis kept it in the family and invited his daughter, Marley Marsalis on stage to perform with him, and they second-lined around the Jazz Tent! Get Jason’s latest album, Melody Reimagined: Book 1 today.

Friday, April 26

Bonerama at Gentilly Stage

Bonerama rocked the Gentilly stage playing selections from their new album Bonerama Plays Zeppelin as well as Hot Like Fire, and also brought some family members on-stage. Michael Mullins on Trombone and vocals joined his dad Mark, and Ben Perrine on guitar joined his dad Matt on stage.

Saturday, April 27

Davell Crawford at the Blues Tent

Davell Crawford participated in a plethora of performances at Jazz Fest, one of which was a set in the Blues Tent called The New Orleans Piano Professors: Celebrating Professor Longhair, James Booker, Jellyroll Morton, Fats Domino, Allen Toussaint, and Dr. John. Davell was joined by many other great pianists, each playing tribute to one famous New Orleans pianist—Davell paid tribute to piano-legend, James Booker.

Jon Cleary at Blues Tent

Jon Cleary also participated in the New Orleans Piano Professors tribute, playing the music of Professor Longhair

Rebirth Brass Band at Congo Square

Sunday, April 28

Davell Crawford at the Blues Tent

Davell’s solo set at the Blues Tent was enhanced with the appearance of Diuna Greenleaf joining him on stage!

Dr. Michael White at Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage

Dr. Michael White was interviewed by Sally Young, and shared many interesting stories about his career coming up as a musician in New Orleans, and his inspiration for pursuing a career in traditional jazz.

Davell Crawford at the Acura Stage

Davell Crawford played in a tribute to Dave Bartholomew and Fats Domino, where he was joined on-stage by Irma Thomas. A fitting tribute, because Davell has just release Dear Fats, I Love You a tribute album to Fats Domino.

Jason Marsalis with the Marsalis Family at the WWOZ Jazz Tent

The First Family of Jazz, brothers Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo, and Jason performed with their father to close out the day and second-lined around the Jazz Tent!

Thursday, May 2

Lena Prima at Economy Hall

Lena Prima played to a packed tent the songs from her new album, Prima La Famiglia.

Friday, May 3

Davell Crawford at Henry Butler Statue Dedication

Davell Crawford paid tribute to the great Henry Butler, who passed away in 2018, as Jazz Fest honored Henry by unveiling his “ancestor statue” where he is joining the likes of Allen Toussaint and Fats Domino. Henry will live on in our hearts, and we continue to miss him.

Bill Summers at Congo Square

Legendary percussionist and member of Los Hombres Calientes and The Headhunters, Bill Summers, joined Donald Harrison, Jr. on stage during his performance at Congo Square, along with other Headhunters member, Mike Clark! There was even an appearance by the actual Queen of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Kermit Ruffins at Congo Square

Sunday, May 5

Jon Cleary at Gentilly Stage

Dr. Michael White at Economy Hall

Kermit Ruffins at Economy Hall

Kermit wrapped up Jazz Fest for Basin Street Records artists with his tribute to Louis Armstrong at Economy Hall.

See You Next Year!