Richard Scott, a longtime pianist and trombonist with the Dukes of Dixieland is one of those rare phenoms who can play multiple instruments; add tuba, guitar, bass, and accordion to the list. He and his bandmates have traveled all along the Mississippi while playing music on riverboats, beginning in 2004 with the Carnival Celebration, as well as the Steamboat Natchez, where Scott met his wife in 2005, the River Explorer, the Delta Queen, and most recently the City of New Orleans, the region’s newest voyager.
Naturally, The Twisty River Band’s debut album Port of New Orleans was inspired by the river and the city, with original songs reflecting the traditional style of New Orleans music. Unlike most modern albums, the jazz band recorded altogether on stage, much like the live performances they are well accustomed to. With the exception of a few songs receiving additional organ tracks and background vocals, it was recorded all at once in a single room. And in a historic place, no less! Audio experts Danny Kadar and Joe Stolarick invited the band to lay down these tracks at the Old US Mint.
Format: Audio CD, Album
Released: 2019Listen to a sample!