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Dale Storr – The Sounds of New Orleans

Venue: Old Bakery Studios, Blewett's Wharf, Malpas Road, TR1 1QH Truro

Date: August 10, 2019

Start time: 7.30pm

Dale Storr – The Sounds of New Orleans

Here’s Dale Storr with his one-man Sounds Of New Orleans show: one man playing the piano and singing. If it weren’t a cliché, Storr might be described as a national treasure of whose glister most of the nation is unaware. But that’s jazz for you. He’s a catalogue of knowledge about the Crescent City, its history, development and current state, and makes the point that early New Orleans was not just about Buddy Bolden, Louis Armstrong and marching bands but a mélange of musical influences, including classical. He packed most of them into his playing.

Although immersed in the New Orleans piano-songster tradition of Dr John, Mac Rebennack, Allen Toussaint, and Henry Byrd (‘Professor Longhair’), he made a special plea this time for a tortured genius named James Booker, whose famous recording of Jimmy McHugh’s On The Sunny Side Of The Street was among the brightest in a parade of highlights that also included Dr John’s Dorothy and Such A Night. Now a Sheffielder, Storr reminded us that London Airport was the place where ‘Champion’ Jack Dupree was first called ‘Sir’, a respect he’d never known in his own country and which he repaid by making his home in Yorkshire.

Storr’s is authentic barrelhouse pianism and singing and should be on the play list of all broad-minded jazz lovers.- The Jazz Journal magazine

“‘A very, very fine piano player indeed’ – Paul Jones,

BBC Radio 2.”Dale is the best New Orleans player I’ve ever heard”- Richard Hawley.

“I’ve seen Dr.John’s shadow”- David Barard ( Bass player for Dr.John and Allen Toussaint )

“A Tour-de-force of Rockin’ New Orleans Piano”- Blues Matters Magazine

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