Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Best of the Early Years; The Hot Four with Duke Dejan; Shake That Thing

Preservation Hall is synonymous with New Orleans jazz. You remember: That’s where Louis Armstrong blew everyone’s mind on the shores of the Mississippi and Jelly Roll Morton tickled the ivories not far from Bourbon Street. Well, not really. The venue only seems like it’s been around since the birth of ragtime and the Dixieland sound — it actually opened in 1961, dedicated to giving New Orleans jazz musicians a place to be heard. Regular performers at the hall formed the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and took that mission to the streets, touring the country.

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