Pyramid Strut

by Tuba Skinny

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William Goin
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William Goin Tuba Skinny are just so very good, and God bless 'em for keepin trad jazz alive!
Cleber Ferreira
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Cleber Ferreira They're the best Trad Jazz band today.
Keeping the flame and the tradition alive... :) Favorite track: Deep Henderson.
Jeff Cable
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Jeff Cable I loved Erika's singing on Mean Blue Spirits. The Tuba Skinny musicians are fantastically talented. Great to hear the style of music that made New Orleans famous and a mecca for music lovers across the planet. Jazz, Blues, Ragtime... what's not to like.

I have bought all of the TS albums and love the feel of them all. Such vibrant, happy sounding music alongside blues (all played with such verve and intent) deserves to be in the library of any music lover.

Smoky dark vocals from Erika and stunning cornet playing from Shaye are two great reasons to listen to TS. Cannot get enough of this fine tribute to a bygone era of music. TS introduce and reward the listener to one of the finest things to come of the USA.

Nothing I like more than to be driving hundreds of miles to work with TS playing as I drive. Soothing, exciting, happy, dark, soulful and mournful tunes and vocals. Their albums are a relection of all human life and you do not want to miss them. Do yourself a favour and buy the whole set and you too will wonder why TS are not getting more airtime on mainstream media.

Thank you, to all the members of TS past and present, for all of the hours of sheer listening pleasure you have given to me. I hope to visit NOLA one day and hear you perform live.
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Formed in in 2009, Tuba Skinny has steadily evolved from a loose collection of street musicians into a solid ensemble dedicated to bringing the traditional New Orleans sound to audiences around the world. Drawing on a wide range of musical influences—from spirituals to Depression-era blues, from ragtime to traditional jazz—their sound evokes the rich musical heritage of their New Orleans home. The band has gained a loyal following through their distinctive sound, their commitment to reviving long-lost songs, and their barnstorming live performances.

Pyramid Strut players:
Todd Burdick - Tuba
Westen Borghesi - Tenor Banjo
Jon Doyle - Clarinet
Barnabus Jones - Trombone
Shaye Cohn - Cornet / Fiddle
Robin Rapuzzi - Washboard
Erika Lewis - Vocals / Bass Drum

Track 2, Lonesome Drag, written by Erika Lewis
Track 4, Pyramid Strut, written by Shaye Cohn

Album art by Shaye Cohn

Recorded and mixed by Chris Townend at White Light on the Mountain, in Tasmania. March 2013.


released January 9, 2014



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