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"Di Shikerer Tantz" ("Drunkard Dance") is a melodic line we've been playing in the Panorama Brass Band for several years. It works great out on the parade route, especially the night parades. From there we brought it into the Jazz Band and even had a round of shnapps brought to the bandstand by an appreciative festival goer when we played it at the French Quarter Festival a few years ago.

This particular tune is different every time we play it. On the June 2nd recording session, we tracked it in one take and all immediately felt that we had a hit on our hands.

Much gratitude to Mark Rubin for assistance with the Yiddish title.

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from Song​-​of​-​the​-​Month Club: Good Music For You, track released July 1, 2014
Recorded June 2nd, 2014 @ Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, LA.
Ben Schenck - Clarinet
Aurora Nealand - Alto saxophone
Charlie Halloran - Trombone
Matt Schreiber - Accordion
Patrick Mackey - Banjo
Matt Perrine - Tuba
Doug Garrison - Drums

Session engineered by Mike Seaman
Track mixed by Bill Deputy
Graphic design by Daniel Murphy and Ben Schenck
Cover photo by Greg Miles

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Panorama Jazz Band / Panorama Brass Band - New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana

"New Orleans' genre fluid jazz band"

The Panorama Jazz Band and the Panorama Brass Band have been working steadily in New Orleans and beyond since 1995. Many hundreds of nightclub gigs, festivals, weddings, crawfish boils and Mardi Gras parades have added to this community of musicians' collective experience, all of which they bring to each of their recordings. ... more

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