“…rendered with what is clearly a deep love for the New Orleans tradition of ensemble improvisation, an extraordinarily high level of musicianship, and a highly infectious feeling of joy and enthusiasm.” – Roger Hahn for Offbeat
“[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)
“Top 10 CDs of 2000” – Chicago Tribune “one of the strongest, sweetest, most luminous traditional jazz releases to come out of New Orleans in many years” – Roger Hahn, NPR Jazz “Warm and wonderful…consistently winning” – Rick Anderson, All Music Guide
#5 on Billboard Jazz Charts, #3 on Billboard Traditional Jazz Charts. “This brilliant tribute to the Crescent City’s 300th anniversary — a solid collection of joyful, original romps and sorrowful, traditional dirges — is the latest of several great albums he’s put out, all of which bring hope, harmony, and substance to your soul.” – Tom Henry, The Toledo Blade
An All-Star Roster of Basin Street Records Recording Artists gathered together for an outstanding night of music at the Little Gem Saloon. Featuring: Jason Marsalis, Kermit Ruffins, Irvin Mayfield, Bill Summers, Dr. Michael White, and Davell Crawford.