Salutation March - Magnolia Jazz Band 1989
Recorded at the beautiful San Diego Jazz Festival in southern California we see a performance from the the Magnolia Jazz Band from Oslo, Norway. This band plays the New Orleans revival style and is considered the best in this idiom in Norway. Trombonist Gunnar Gotaas started this band. At this festival next to Gunnar the members are Anders Bjornstad tp, John Harper bjo, Morten Gunnar Larsen pno, and Bonsak Schieldrop drs.
A special guest was invited for this festival. On clarinet is Jacques Gauthe from New Orleans. Jacques plays clarinet in the early New Orleans style. Originally from Paris, Jacques, in his early jazz days, had lessons from the great Sidney Bechet. Unfortunately Jacques, born in 1939, died last year June 2007. A fairly young man still, we’ll all miss him dearly.