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Jazz Fest: Friday, April 26 Count Basin's reviews of today's performances and highlights New Orleans SuspectsWhat could have been simply another paid-for-jam-sessions supergroup of New Orleans-based musicians has developed into something much more. The New Orleans Suspects bridge generations and genres in forging a distinctive swamp funk/rock sound, which combines silky Hammond B-3 organ grooves of classically trained pianist C.R. Gruver (Outformation), founding Radiators bassist (and 1970s-era James Booker associate) Reggie Scanlan, the tenacious drumming of "Mean" Willie Green (Neville Brothers), sax playing of Jeff Watkins (James Brown, Joss Stone) and guitarist Jake Eckert, whose shred-heavy axe work lends a psychedelic edge to recent-vintage Dirty Dozen Brass Band music.? [ Read more ]

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