Aural Tapestry: Joining the second line (Jazz Funeral)

Jazz Funeral (© Scott Beale/Flickr)

David Swatling finds himself attending a jazz funeral in New Orleans of the man he went there to interview: Milton Batiste, leader of the Dejan’s Olympia Brass Band. He was the one perhaps most responsible for passingle on the distinctive traditions and music of New Orleans’ brass bands to a new generation of young musicians. Includes tributes, historical information and lots of information and atmosphere.