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Published: 2017/08/11

Kermit Ruffins and Irvin Mayfield Announce Collaborative Album A Beautiful World

Next month, Basin Street Records will celebrate their 20th anniversary with a collaborative album from two of their most-recorded artists, Kermit Ruffins and Irvin Mayfield, who came together to create A Beautiful World, set for release September 22.

The duo gathered 57 musicians, utilized in four configurations throughout the album, to encapsulate the many faces of New Orleans music. Guesting on the record are George Porter Jr., Cyril Neville, Ruffin’s Rebirth Brass Band, Jason Marsalis, Dr. Michael White, Bill Summers and more.

“Good food and good music are my passions,” Rebirth Brass Band founder Ruffins says. “I wanted to make a record people could eat.”

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