Jazz enthusiasts come from all over the world to the music mecca of New Orleans to hear traditional jazz still played by the musicians who were there when the genre was being developed in the city of its birth. They feel privileged to hear Lionel Ferbos, the trumpeter and vocalist whose career spans more than seven decades. Born in 1911, Ferbos has the music of the city in his blood. And he plays it that way. Ferbos appears here with another great name in the traditional jazz world, Lars Edegran and his New Orleans Stompers. The personnel includes Freddie Lonzo on trombone; Bernie Attridge on bass; Even Christopher on clarinet and tenor saxophone; and the bandleader on piano, guitar, and banjo. One note and the listener is right back in the heyday of traditional jazz. Such is the transporting power of the music as the songs keep pouring out: "Bill Bailey," "I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate," "Beautiful Doll," "Why Should I Cry Over You?," and "It Looks Like Rain in Cherry Blossom Lane." The musicians swing: this is music for dancers and romancers. As Lionel Ferbos wails and coaxes his trumpet, the listener will know why this CD is entitled 5 Minutes More.
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AllMusic Review by Rose of Sharon Witmer