Your Panorama track fromr August, 2014, has the feel of a hot, humid, August afternoon strut through one of the Crescent City's more
rhythmic neighborhoods. This tune, "Keep On Gwine," was popularized by the Piano Prince of New Orleans, James Booker and has been covered by countless of Booker's followers. With this offering, we hope to rank in that number.

After a four bar intro from the tuba, clarinet and accordion deliver the line in unison followed by a turn from the trombone and clarinet in harmony with counterpoint from the accordion and saxophone. Then we get Matt Perrine's take on the story with his tuba, a two-way thing from Tomas Majcherski (alto saxophone) and Charlie Halloran (trombone) followed by a chorus from accordionist Michael Ward-Bergeman before a drum break from Paul Thibodeaux and two choruses out. The climactic point comes in the second out-head when the reeds recap the line in thirds with everyone else blowing up a runway party of Rampart Street drag queens for your hot August Saturday night.


from Song​-​of​-​the​-​Month Club: Good Music For You, released May 1, 2015
Recorded June 16, 2015 at Listen Up! Studios, New Orleans, LA
Ben Schenck - Clarinet
Tomas Majcherski - Alto Saxophone
Charlie Halloran - Trombone
Michael Ward-Bergeman - Accordion
Patrick Mackey - Banjo
Matt Perrine - Tuba
Paul Thibodeaux - Drums

Music written by Mel Lastie (Adomel Music) and arranged by Ben Schenck
Recorded by Michael Seaman at Listen Up!
Studios, New Orleans, LA
Edited, mixed and mastered by Lu Rojas at Oak Street Recording, New Orleans, LA
Graphic design by Ben Schenck
Cover photo by Greg Miles


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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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