WBGO Playdate

WBGO's Playdate: Dirty Dozen and Stefon Harris

Dirty Dozen Brass Band Playdate

This is a bonus audio extra for Playdate #5, our New Orleans special! To stream the full episode, click here.

Music from The Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the 1993 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival appears in segues throughout Playdate #5.

Want more Dirty? You can get it, right here. The first of these, "Freakish," was also recorded by the group on their 1993 album Jelly, a tribute to the New Orleans-born pianist and jazz inovator Jelly Roll Morton. Stream by clicking "LISTEN NOW" above.

The second, "Use Your Brain," appears on the group's 1992 album Open Up Whatcha Gonna Do For The Rest Of Your Life?

"Use Your Brain"

Saxophonist Wessel "Warmdaddy" Anderson's sextet is another group featured on Playdate #5. This live recording from 1996 may indeed be the first appearance on National Public Radio of vibraphonist Stefon Harris, who was 23 years old at the time! Click below to hear him play the blues "Bag's Groove," written by vibraphonist Milt Jackson, with the group.

"Bag's Groove"

Wess Anderson (a. sax), Nicholas Payton (trmpt), and David Pulphus (bass) on NYE 1996

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Support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, New Jersey State Council on the Arts and WBGO.

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Produced for WBGO by Alexander Ariff,
with Becca Pulliam and Duke Markos, Executive Producer Josh Jackson.

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