The late Alan Lomax was an ethnomusicologist, record producer, radio host and academic. Lomax is credited with bringing Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Lead Belly to a wider audience.
Andy Biskin, a New York clarinetist who worked for him in the 1970's has taken some of the classic folk songs Lomax documented and re-interpreted them for a brass and woodwind ensemble. Theresult is something jazz fans will appreciate.
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