New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festivals of Now and Yore: Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, Herlin Riley, Celia Cruz, Lee Konitz, Topsy Chapman & More


May 3rd, 2017 ~ This week on American Routes, we're celebrating the 47th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival with songs and interviews from the performers that make the festival happen. We hear from longtime local favorites, like chanteuse Topsy Chapman and funk drummer Herlin Riley... as well as perennial visitors and jazz titans, McCoy Tyner and Sonny Rollins. We'll delve into the archives to remember the late Cuban songstress Celia Cruz... and revisit our interview with saxophonist Lee Konitz, who is making his Jazz Fest premier in 2017.

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  • Open Bed: Drop Me Off in New Orleans Kermit Ruffins
    Kermit Ruffins 1533 Philip St. , Basin Street Records
  • The Music Goes Round and Round Louis Prima
    His Greatest Hits, Jasmine Records
  • Louisiana 1927 Randy Newman
    American Routes Jazz Fest recording 2005,
  • It's Raining Irma Thomas
    Soul Queen of New Orleans, Mardi Gras
  • Didn't It Rain Mahalia Jackson
    The Essential Mahalia Jackson, Columbia Legacy
  • SEGMENT: Topsy Chapman
  • Instrumental: Bright Mississippi Allen Toussaint
    Bright Mississippi, Nonesuch
  • Going to the River Fats Domino
    The Imperial Singles, Vol. 2: 1953-1956, Ace
  • Thanks for the Beautiful Land on the Delta Duke Ellington
    New Orleans Suite , Atlantic
  • When the Saints Go Marching In Eddie Bo
    Our New Orleans 2005-- A Benefit Album, Nonesuch
  • SEGMENT: Sonny Rollins
  • Instrumental: Blue Horizon Sidney Bechet
    Blue Horizon: The Sidney Bechet Story , Proper Records
  • Do You Know What It Means (To Miss New Orleans) Louis Armstrong/Billie Holiday
    New Orleans: The Soundtrack , Jazz Crusade
  • Le petite fleur Preservation Hall Hot 4
    Preservation Hall Hot 4, Preservation Hall Recordings
  • SEGMENT: Lee Konitz
  • End Bed: Will the Circle Be Unbroken Dr. Michael White
    Blue Crescent , Basin Street Records
  • Open Bed: Tipitina Allen Toussaint
    American Routes Recording ,
  • Huey Piano Smith Medley Dr. John
    Gumbo, Atlantic
  • Basin Street Blues Henry Butler
    PianNOLA Live, Basin Street Records
  • SEGMENT: McCoy Tyner
  • Instrumental: Blue Monk McCoy Tyner
    Nights of Ballads & Blues, Doxy
  • Tous les jours c'est pas la meme Carol Fran
    Our New Orleans 2005-- A Benefit Album, Nonesuch
  • Salee Dame Don Vappie
    Creole Blues, Vapielle Records
  • SEGMENT: Celia Cruz
  • Instrumental: At the House, In Da Pocket Jason Marsalis
    Year of the Drummer, Basin Street Records
  • SEGMENT: Herlin Riley
  • Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky From Now On Lee Dorsey and the Meters
    Lee Dorsey Soul Mine-- The Greatest Hits and More 1960-1978, Charly
  • Look-Ka Py Py The Meters
    Look-Ka Py Py, Josie Records
  • No Place Like Home Soul Rebels with Trombone Shorty
    No Place Like Home, Independent
  • Closing Bed: Blue Monk Dirty Dozen Brass Band
    My Feet Can't Fail Me Now, Concord