Published Jul 25, 2012The Preservation Hall has been hosting concerts in New Orleans's French Quarter for 50 years now, and the jazz venue is marking the occasion with the release of a new, star-studded live album. The major players on the set, titled St. Peter and 57th, are the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, but guests include My Morning Jacket, tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus, and more.
Set to be released September 25 through Rounder Records, the concert collection was actually recorded at New York's Carnegie Hall this past January. A tracklisting has yet to appear, but other performers that made their way onstage include Steve Earle, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), banjo-pluckin' The Office star Ed Helms, Givers and Alain Toussaint.
You can nab the My Morning Jacket-assisted rendition of blues classic "St. James Infirmary" for the price of an email in the widget below.
Proceeds from St. Peter and 57th will go to the Preservation Hall Musical Outreach Program, a non-profit founded for "young musicians to learn the essential elements of New Orleans's venerable brass band tradition."
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