Lifted into the national spotlight by the hit television show Treme, Kermit keeps the momentum swinging with his first big band album. OffBeat Magazine’s Best of the Beat award winner for Best Traditional Jazz Album!
An unabashed entertainer who plays trumpet with a bright, silvery tone” – Jon Pareles, NY Times “A universal call to party” – Jeff Kalis, Jazziz “Channeling the free spirit of Satchmo” – C. Michael Bailey, AllAboutJazz.com Top local CDs of 2001 – Times-Picayune Best Traditional Jazz Album – OffBEAT Best of the Beat Awards
On the heels of his OffBEAT Magazine “Entertainer of the Year” award, Kermit includes a beefed up horn section to show the world what Swing should be. Produced by Tracey Freeman. Swing This! is swathed in the sauce of New Orleans with Ruffins the ever-ready chef. – JazzTimes
“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
A small sample of New Orleans’ best Mardi Gras music specially tailored for visitors of Wizard World Comic Con in New Orleans! If you like what you hear, be sure to check out Nothing But A Party, Basin Street Records’ Mardi Gras Music Collection! Also check out our own comic book The One & Twos: Kermit, Irvin and the Golden Record V.1 Read More under “description” below.