Will someone please hand me that large bowl of crow?
When I posted that you should not expect to hear jazz, I based it upon the acts originally listed, but I am pleased to now telling you that what has been broadcast, so far, is indeed what one should expect to hear at a New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
I don't know why they posted the pop music menu, but we should all be happy that it was misinformation. It is not often that WBAI gets it right nowadays, but this one such time. At least 45 minutes into it, but there are technical problems over which I should—in all fairness—add, WBAI has no control. I'll keep listening and post more on this as it progresses.
Having now listened to both days of this N.O. feed, I feel that it went very well and contained much good music. I don't wear one, but my virtual hat is off to whoever suggested that WBAI carry this.
Traditional New Orleans jazz has always formed a big part of my listening habit and the most memorable experience I had as a record producer was two weeks spent recording in New Orleans 53 years ago. Amazingly, 13 albums came out of that trip, all made in a 19th-century fraternity hall on North Robertson Street. Here is one of the results: