In honor of Mardi Gras here in New Orleans,our February 2015 release features our marching outfit, the Panorama Brass Band with a mambo from the "Mambo King," Pérez Prado y su Orquesta. We recorded this one, tired but no worse for the wear, on Ash Wednesday 2013, after a frenetic carnival season that culminated in the annual ramble with our patron krewe, the St. Anthony Ramblers.

This track spotlights the treble reeds, Ben and Aurora on clarinet and alto saxophone, over a strong, heavy, minor-key vamp in the low brass punctuated by high-note blasts from the trumpets. The ad lib solo is by Patrick Farrell on alto horn.

Super special thanks to Mark Bingham for wonderful food and beautiful vibes during the recording session.


from Song​-​of​-​the​-​Month Club: Good Music For You, released May 1, 2015
Recorded February 13th, 2013 @ Piety Street Studios, New Orleans, LA.

Ben Schenck - Clarinet
Aurora Nealand - Alto Saxophone
Dan Oestreicher - Baritone Saxophone
Jack Pritchett - Trumpet
JR Hankins - Trumpet
Patrick Farrell - Alto Horn
John Gerken - Tenor Horn
Don Godwin - Tenor Horn
Charlie Halloran - Trombone
Jon Gross - Sousaphone
Boyanna Trayanova - Snare Drum
Richie Barshay - Bass Drum

Produced by Ben Schenck
Music arranged by Patrick Farrell
Session engineered at Piety Street Studios by Wesley Fontenot
Track edited, mixed and mastered by Don Godwin
Graphic design by Ben Schenck
Cover photo by Unknown


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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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