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Mardi Gras in New Orleans (Mardi Gras MG 1001); New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 1976 (Island 1SLD 9424)

Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, 28 July 1977

IN NEW Orleans it is easier to perceive an American musical tradition than anywhere else; the city is the fount not just of jazz, but also of R&B, rock & roll styles, soul music. The city may think it has a jazz heritage solely, but what it's really got is a wonderful repository of rhythm, which has shaped sounds from the Caribbean to Europe.

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