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"Serpent Maigre" (aka "Sepan Meg") is a biguine from the repertoire of Martiniquan clarinetist Alexandre Stellio (1885-1939) who led a band in Paris in the 1920s and '30s. Charlie discovered it a couple years ago on a biguine compilation he ran across and we started messing around with it at our weekly gigs.
Steve's "pocky way" tuba groove gives this reading a New Orleans second line feel, Aurora takes the solo on the A section at the repeat of the form. Listen for Charlie's hot obligato behind the reeds on both B sections.

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from Song​-​of​-​the​-​Month Club: Good Music For You, track released May 1, 2014
Recorded April 7th, 2014 @ Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, LA.
Ben Schenck - Clarinet, shaker
Aurora Nealand - Alto saxophone
Charlie Halloran - Trombone
Matt Schreiber - Accordion
Patrick Mackey - Banjo
Steve Glenn - Tuba
Doug Garrison - Drums

Session engineered by Mike Seaman
Track mixed by Bill Deputy
Thanks to Michael Schweppe for helping out in the studio
Graphic design by Daniel Murphy
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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