Lars Edegran / New Orleans Quartet / Tommy Sancton

Hymns & Spirituals: Live at Trinity Church, New Orleans

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The 2013 New Orleans Legacy Records release Hymns & Spirituals culls highlights from three concerts performed at the Trinity Episcopal Church between 2007 and 2009. Clarinetist Tommy Sancton leads all three concerts, pianist Lars Edegran is present for all three, as is Seva Venet, who plays guitar and banjo on all three, while bassist Nobu Ozaki played on two and Tom Saunders played on the other. The repertoire is, as the title suggests, beloved hymns and spirituals, all given a signature New Orleans flavor. This Dixieland band may not imprint its own signature too heavily on these tunes, but it's nevertheless a sweet tribute to music and a church they love.

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