An enhanced CD with video commentary by Wynton Marsalis. Produced by Delfeayo Marsalis. “fine showcase of his work, marked by a set of chops that truly separates this young trumpeter from the pack” – CMJ
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
#4 on NY Times Best CDs of 2000 “A major new force in Jazz” – CMJ “The Hombres take their rightful place among the top tier of modern Cuban-influenced combos”. 4 stars.- Downbeat OffBEAT Magazine winner for Best Contemporary Jazz Album and Best Latin Album
Carnival celebrations around the world. Billboard Latin Music Award finalist for Latin Jazz Album of the Year. Guests include Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, John Boutte, Kermit Ruffins and many more.
“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