A tall story and `hot’ music meet in a celebratory radio play for Black History month.
A Waltz in New Orleans is the yarn of the greatest jazz musician you’ve never heard of. Narrated by the drummer who might just have invented jazz, and brought to life with a live band. A celebratory radio play created for Black History month – A Waltz in New Orleans was commissioned for The Library Presents In Your House and funded by The Arts Council England.
After the play Adrian Waka leads a discussion with the cast and crew.
Written and Produced by Lucas Keen
Henry ‘Second Line’ Dubois – Chavonne Brown
Lead vocal & Piano – Roberta Philip
Drums – Lucas Keen
Trumpet and Flugelhorn – Karel Franchois
Backing Vocal – Eboni Philip
Chorus – Metelyn James, Careta Philip, James Howard Philip, JJ Philip
Joe Avery’s Blues (Second Line)
When I Die You Better Second Line
St James Infirmary
A Closer Walk With Thee / Didn’t He Ramble
Music mixed and mastered by James Junior
SFX from freesfx.co.uk
Image by Shawn Rodgers and Lucas Keen
Cambridge 105 Radio presentation: Julian Clover & Dom Smith.