New Orleans Jazz Vipers / Live on Frenchmen Street
Album:Live on Frenchmen Street Collection:Jazz
Artist:New Orleans Jazz Vipers Added:Jul 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-07-25 Pull Date:2005-09-26 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Reviewed 2005-07-22 
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ VIPERS – “Live on Frenchmen St.”
self-released, 2004

Swingin’ sextet from N.O., keeping the flame and doing it right. The Vipers play these standards with verve and plenty of New Orleans flair: check out the fine layered playing, the strong slap bass (boosted by bass sax), the charming vocals (by 4 different band members) and the touch of class added by guitar & violin. Recorded live at their regular gig at the Spotted Cat. Fun!

FO’S PICKS: 1, 4, 6, 8, 10… but it’s all very good!

1. 5:35 – toe-tapping midtempo stomp, growling vocal. Fine solos all ‘round.
2. 5:29 – relaxed tempo, smooth vocal, sweet solos from violin & others
3. 6:49 – upbeat riffin’ vox, loose jamming feel.
4. 7:33 – slow drag, growly alto sax & vox. Lovely solos from violin, trumpet
5. 8:30 – uptempo & loose, with hip-shakin’ rhythm, fun jivin’ vocal.
6. 6:45 – lazy southern ballad: real nice support for vocals, fine trumpet/sax
7. 7:15 – upbeat: a tough guy’s love song, excellent trumpet & strong guitar
8. 4:38 – upbeat stomp with solid bass and cute lyrics
9. 5:29 – breezy swing, arranged like a little big band, very nice duo vocal
10. 8:17 – very slow and low-down Fats Waller tune, gruff vocals fit perfectly
11. 4:40 – upbeat bounce, light and breezy with nice trumpet & violin
12. 3:54 – midtempo: classic marijuana song with growly vocal + piano

[Fo] July 2005

Track Listing
1.Exactly Like You 7.Them there Eyes
2.You Can Depend on Me 8.I Wish I Were Twins
3.Dinah 9.Crazy Rhythm
4.A Ghost of a Chance 10.Lonesome Me
5.St. Louis Blues 11.Did You Mean It
6.Home 12.If You're a Viper