Your Panorama track from July is another Creole biguine, this one from the repertoire of Martiniquan clarinetist Eugène Delouche and written by his collaborator, guitarist Pollo Malahel. The tropical dance melody has been in the book since our first gig 20 years ago and features our "Summertime cats" (filling in for those Panoramians who have evacuated to cooler territories) with music for your Fourth of July barbecue.

After Ben and Tomas Majcherski present the tune on clarinet and alto sax, Charlie and the rhythm section tighten up the pocket and get to work, trombone out front. Also dig, if you will, Paul Thibodeaux's patented swing on the 8th note in that Caribbean stick pattern of his.

The next solo is brought to you by accordionist Michael Ward-Bergeman in his first Panorama recording. Then, after Tomas and Ben split another chorus, the horns get out of the way so Patrick can give us the line again on his banjo before Matt treats us to two B sections on the tuba. Finally the whole band jumps into the pool for one last big splash.


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, Shaker
Tomas Majcherski - Alto Saxophone
Charlie Halloran - Trombone
Michael Ward-Bergeman - Accordion
Patrick Mackey - Banjo
Matt Perrine - Tuba
Paul Thibodeaux - Drums

Music arranged by Ben Schenck
Recorded, edited and mixed by Michael Seaman at Listen Up! Studios, New Orleans, LA
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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