Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ Madison Square Garden 9/12
Sept. 19, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
Last Tuesday, I got the chance to see Preservation Hall Jazz Band open for Arcade Fire on the American leg of their tour. The ensemble has a fifty year history in New Orleans, its home base and the location of the eponymous hall. It was a robust crew equipped with tubas and horns and snares galore - more than enough to flood the arena with virtuosic solos and dueling rhythms. All I can contribute is my shitty iPhone video, which does no service to the band's cohesion as live performers. But! There is an entire Internet of stuff! Give these fellas a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOUP4O1m8sc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUvdipzakqA