By Brian Carpenter on May 13, 2011 3:36 PM
Rave reviews for "Hothouse Stomp"
The new Ghost Train Orchestra CD Hothouse Stomp: The Music of 1920s
Chicago and Harlem (Accurate Records) has
been receiving all kinds of praise. AllMusic
rates it 4 stars, raving "this thoroughly winning
disc...all adds up to a relentlessly rollicking
good time". Downbeat
Magazine says "the only thing better than
hearing this recording would be seeing the band
About Jazz raves the band "heats their
surroundings with a radioactive warmth, infectious
and viral in the modern-media sense of the word."
The Boston Globe raves "this is a crazy-beautiful
living-history lesson." Blogcritics.org raves "one
of the few jazz albums I would recommend to
non-jazz listeners." And if you missed my spot on NPR's Fresh Air
with Terry Gross, you can now stream it here. The CD is available now on Accurate Records at all
the usual places, including on this
Our next show is Wednesday June 29th at
the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan. We'll be
performing again at "Powerhouse Stomp", a musical
tribute to classic cartoons of the 1920s, 30s, and
40s. The first of these events was presented back in February. Shien Lee, the amazing promoter of a hugely popular Manhattan dance series called Dances of Vice, and I had a conversation about what kind of event to do. I told her I was working on music from early American cartoons and she jumped at the idea. We'll be performing music from our new CD "Hothouse Stomp" as well as new arrangements of music by composers Carl Stalling, Raymond Scott, and Sammy Timberg. Tickets are now available here. Hope to see some of you there.