La Vella Dixieland

From their website:

La Vella offers in live performance a musical trip back through the origins of jazz. Their repertoire includes a multitude of styles starting from New Orleans on through swing, mainstream, blues, spirituals and ragtime. La Vella places special importance in their musical arrangements of tunes by such authors as Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, Duke Ellington or Lester Young keeping each tune in its original sound and style.

Founded in 1980, in Barcelona, La Vella is the most well known traditional jazz band in Spain. La Vella jazz Band began as an encounter of friends that would get together to play the music they liked the most: classical jazz. Their proposal has achieved great success, playing at numerous Festivals, recording seven albums of which more than 35.000 copies have been sold, and participating in various events that have been an important part of Spanish cultural life (the '92 Olympic Games), in a task to spread their music throughout a country like Spain that has so little jazz tradition. a Vella has appeared in and around Europe in the year 1996, participating in diverse jazz festivals in Germany, Holland, Hungary, and Scotland, and has been described by the press as being the audience's favorite group in the Dresden Jazz Festival and the group that's done away with the isolation of Spanish jazz in the Breda Jazz Festival.

Attached are three songs from the album Viatge A Nova Orleans: “Down Home Rag,” “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out,” and “Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans.” And yes, “viatge” seems to be spelled correctly. Don’t know what it means.

Tags: La Vella Dixieland, New Orleans, Spain, dixieland, jazz, music, ragtime, songs

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