Jim James, Del McCoury Band, Allen Toussaint and More Featured on Pres Hall Jazz Band Live Album
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the iconic venue Preservation Hall, New Orleans jazz legends Preservation Hall Jazz Band will release a live recording of the band’s acclaimed January 7, 2012 performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Entitled St. Peter and 57th, the album features an all-star list of guests including George Wein, Del McCoury Band, Allen Toussaint, Ed Helms, GIVERS, Steve Earle, Tao Seeger, My Morning Jacket, Trombone Shorty, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), King Britt, Blind Boys of Alabama, and Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs. Preservation Hall Jazz Band have previously worked with each of these guest musicians over the course of the past 7 years.
The concert at Carnegie Hall was orchestrated to benefit the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program, directly supporting the passing of the musical and cultural traditions of New Orleans to the city’s next generation of musicians. A portion of the proceeds from the album will also benefit the program.
The first track off the album, “St. James Infirmary, Part 1” featuring My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, is now streaming below.
Additionally on September 25, the band will release The Preservation Hall 50th Anniversary Collection box set on Legacy Recordings, featuring a deluxe 4-CD, 58-track collection drawing from 19 albums (including 5 previously unissued tracks) that were released between 1962 and 2010.