“There ought to be a law that from now on, the Basin Street label will be responsible for providing the soundtrack music to all movies filmed in New Orleans. Not just because Basin Street’s stable of artists is of such consistently high quality, but because it represents such a good cross section of local styles…” –ALL MUSIC GUIDE
“Homeland is a hoot and a joy all the way through. Highly recommended.” – All Music Guide “Fearless awe-inspiring technique and adventurous spirit bordering on genius…” – OffBEAT Magazine Produced by Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum). Engineered by Trina Shoemaker (Sheryl Crow).
Produced by John Porter. Combining compelling songwriting and scorching funk, Jon Cleary’s newest release marks his strongest creative work to date. “Cleary can be an absolute monster on his own…But Cleary’s full combo R&B is a broad, deep and roiling as the Mississippi River” – Rolling Stone
Produced by Shane Theriot (Neville Bros). Engineered by Neal Cappellino. Special guests: Jon Cleary, Anders Osborne, Grayson Capps, Sonny Landreth, Annie Clements “…wondrous, outrageously hooky pop…skittering, funky backbeat and stunning violin work” – All Music Guide
Billboard Latin Music Award nominee for Latin Jazz Album of the Year 2004 “One of the smartest, and most fun, bands anywhere – Michael Agovino, Newsweek.com “brilliant travelogue” – David Fricke, Rolling Stone “Mission accomplished” – Philip Booth, Downbeat
A suite of music dedicated to the great artist Gordon Parks and his work Half Past Autumn. “Mr. Mayfield has done his homework” Ben Ratliff, New York Times “One of the Big Easy’s brightest stars.” – Steve Greenlee, Boston Globe
“[This CD] just may be the best-ever single overview of the traditional New Orleans jazz style ever recorded.”– Gambit Weekly. “This is jazz music you can get naughty and nasty with. The way it should be. 5 of 5” – Province (Vancouver, BC)