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.
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.”
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.
This is the website of Louisiana Washboard Five, a classic jazzband from Bergen, Norway. We have specialized on jazz music from the late 20s, and are presenting our fourth cd – Professor Hot Stuff – these days. It was recorded in two days at The University of Bergen, and here is a video from our studio session: