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The Unsung Jazz Geniuses of Prohibition

  • Bard SummerScape Spiegeltent 60 Manor Avenue Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (map)

Trumpeter Brian Carpenter leads the inspired Ghost Train Orchestra - a little big band renowned for performing almost-forgotten musical gems - in a concert of the unearthed works of the lesser-known and rarely-heard composers and band leaders that served as fixtures of the dance halls, speakeasies, and nightclubs of the late prohibition-era years of the Southside of Chicago and Harlem.

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"A trip through 1920s Chicago and Harlem...Carpenter selected, transcribed, arranged, and conducted tunes made semi-famous by bands that have faded into must stop and remind oneself: This crazy-beautiful living-history lesson sprang from Brian Carpenter's mind. Wow." -- Steve Greenlee, Boston Globe

"The arrangements are inventive, and the solos come fast and furious. Hot Town is all about fun." -- Steve Greenlee, JazzTimes Editor's Pick