November 21, 2006 in Features
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Special Edition: The New Orleans Jazz Vipers

This is the core band that spawned all of these 11 New Orleans jazz musicians. Every one of them was at one time, and will always remain, a Viper. They best capture the neo-trad-punk-jazz style of New Orleans swing music that brings together ‘20s and ‘30s era jazz without the use of a drummer. Instead it falls back on washboard, upright bass and acoustic guitar to keep the rhythm, driving the songs hard enough that you wouldn’t look for a missing drummer unless you knew it wasn’t there. This is another installment of our Think Swing! New Orleans Jazz Festival podcast.

Isamu Jordan / The Spokesman-Review

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