Mardi Gras Music

Today is Mardi Gras, and to celebrate, here's an hour of music inspired by the brass bands and Mardi Gras bands of New Orleans. We'll take a listen to David Byrne's "The Knee Plays," Frank London & The Klezmer Brass All-Stars' festive record, "Carnival Conspiracy," and the ultimate party band the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble. Plus, music by Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy, and more.

PROGRAM # 2642, Music inspired by New Orleans Brass Bands (First aired on Tues, 2/20/07)





Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

Year of the Snake

Parade [5:30]

Innova #599 OR www.revolutionary-

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All Stars

Carnival Conspiracy

Out Of What? [6:00]

Piranha #1402**

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

Year of the Snake

Iko Iko [5:30]

See above.

David Byrne

Music for the Knee Plays

I Bid You Goodnight [3:00] In The Future [6:00]

ECM LP 25022.
Out of print.

Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy

I Only Have Eyes For You

Lament [14:00]

ECM #1296** *

A. Leroy

Private tape

Handa Wanda, excerpt [7:30]

Not commercially available.