Format: COMPACT DISC
Playing with trumpeter Michel Bonnet in Mem’Ory are some of the greatest New Orleans-style musicians around (as heard in such bands as Pink Turtle, the Haricots Rouges, Claude Bolling Big Band etc.) And for more than a decade, the Mem’Ory band has been paying tribute to the great Kid Ory (and his Creole Jazz Band) on stages all over the world. Ory pioneered jazz, but Mem’Ory doesn’t play covers: they play ragtime like their hero would be if he were still here today. Besides, the great trombonist never recorded most of this material! Mem’Ory and their music have all the savour of that avant-garde style, and all the power of that timeless music. This is vintage material of today — together with its fire and swaying accents — played with all the dynamism of a band whose members are the music’s best current representatives.