The Last Waltz Ensemble: New Orleans Jokerman
New Orleans Jokerman is The Last Waltz Ensemble's 2010 tribute to The Band's tunes, an effort recorded in New Orleans and Atlanta with many of the finest musicians in each city. The LWE took a pull of Dylan and Band tunes and seasoned a fine gumbo with the zest of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, George Porter Jr, members of The Neville Brothers, The Radiators, Blackberry Smoke and even the great Francine Reed from Lyle Lovett's Large Band fame.
The Last Waltz Ensemble is a musical group that progressively plays the music of Bob Dylan and The Band. The group bolsters a play list of over seventy Bob Dylan, The Band, and related songs, covering music from all eras of the careers. From The Hawks to the Basement Tapes to The Last Waltz to later recordings, the group plays traditional and original arrangements in an improvisational jam band format. The group uses vintage equipment and borrowed arrangements, and incorporates guest performances by friends from regional and national acts.artists
The Last Waltz Ensemble - New Orleans Jokerman - 2010 - Raymond Records