LW5 will be part of Jupiter´s Legacy

Then it is official – we are happy to announce that Louisiana Washboard Five will be in the soundtrack of episode 1 of Jupiter’s Legacy, a new TV-series with World Premiere on Netflix coming Friday, May 7. Tune in and check it out. You can see the Jupiter’s Legacy-trailer here. A video of our recording session of the featured melody, I’d Love It, can be seen here.

For those with a special interest in the historical origins of this music, it was originally recorded by McKinney & His Cotton Pickers in 1929, a super-band from this period that among others included Benny Carter, Coleman Hawkins and Don Redman (also the composer) on saxophones and Fats Waller on the piano.

 

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Professor Hot Stuff reviewed by Scott Yanow

The February issue of Syncopated Times includes a review by Scott Yanow of our Professor Hot Stuff-record. He concludes that “The solos are spirited and very much in the 1920s style, the ensembles are frequently rousing, and the Louisiana Washboard Five creates a set of music that will certainly make lovers of early jazz smile. This is a band well worth discovering.”

You can read the full review here.

 

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Release concerts in Haugesund and Bergen

The official release of Professor Hot Stuff will take place at Sildajazz 2016 on Friday Aug 12th. LW5 will have a special gathering (open for everyone) at 17:00, and a full concert from 21:00. The location is Bodils kro (2. floor at Høvleriet, just by Maritim Hotel).

There will also be a release concert in Bergen on the afternoon of Sep 3rd, when LW5 opens the fall season at Swing’n’Sweet Jazzclub. The club is located at Scandic Neptun Hotel.