“…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
“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
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.