$35.00 – $75.00
A beautiful 300+ page coffee table book with seven CDs of music recorded at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse in the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans
“Irvin Mayfield: New Orleans Jazz Playhouse is unlike any coffee-table book about the city or its music. If the text at times reads like A World According to Irvin, the ego weight is offset by some surprisingly moving prose, as when he reflects on his father’s death.” –The Daily Beast
New Orleans Jazz Playhouse hits #11 on CMJ Jazz Charts
New Orleans Jazz Playhouse hits #19 on CMJ Jazz Charts, #33 Jazzweek Chart
New Orleans Jazz Playhouse is a beautiful 300+ page coffee table book with 7 CDs of music recorded at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse in the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans.
This book focuses on the trumpeter’s experiences as a New Orleans native, a jazz musician, and on the many influences in his life.
Born out of the Love Sessions, a week-long live music event at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse on Bourbon Street, in which the proceeds from each night are donated to a different non-profit, the music showcases the talents of The New Orleans Jazz Playhouse Revue: Vincent Gardner, Adonis Rose, Peter Harris, Jason Marshall, Derek Douget, and John Chin. The album also features several special guest artists including: Jamison Ross, Michael Watson, Davell Crawford, Sasha Masakowski, Steve Masakowski, Gerald French, Shannon Powell, George Porter Jr., James Rivers, Don Vappie, Leon Brown, and Ronald Markham.
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Producer and Creative Director: Irvin Mayfield
Executive Producer/Publisher: Mark Samuels
Associate Creative Director: Emily Welcker
Project/Art Design: Britton Stewart
Copy Editor: Allison Levy
Live Recording Engineer: David Farrell
Live Stage Engineer: Masanori Yura
Recorded Live at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse
Mixing Engineer: Misha Kachkachishvili
Mixed at Esplanade Studios
Photography: Herman Leonard, Gordon Parks, Greg Miles, Erika Goldring, Jafar M. Pierre, Joshua Brasted, Stephen Siegel, Michael P. Smith, Benjamin Simmons, Chris Welcker, Matt Anderson, Josh Goleman, Jeff Strout
Paintings: George Rodrigue and Gustave Blache III
Videographer: Virgile Beddok
Cover Illustrator: John H. Clark IV
Music Assistant: Emily Fredrickson
Production Coordinator: Braden Piper
Irvin plays trumpets hand-built by David G. Monette. Irvin plays flugel horns made by Bach Stradivarius.
To gain more acoustic sound out of the bass, these recordings were made without the use of the dreaded bass direct. The recordings are 100% live and were created in Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse New Orleans.