I figure I’m entitled to do a little blatant promotion here once in a while, so I’ll use this opportunity to tout a new CD my niece and her husband recently released:
“Goin’ to New Orleans,” by John and Kristy Cocuzzi.
Both are fabulous professional singers and musicians who currently live in California, although John is originally from the East Coast.
“This New Orleans representation of classic jazz features John Cocuzzi on piano and vocals, Kristy Reed Cocuzzi on clarinet, sax, and vocals, the amazing Danny Coots on drums, and Nashville recording star Jim Ferguson on bass. Swing across the USA! The tunes are an embodiment of everything New Orleans has to offer, and then some! East Coast John Cocuzzi met West Coast Kristy Reed, and they have managed to incorporate the whole US in their efforts. The whole quartet is a swinging tribute to all that is memorable.”
This CD is dedicated to Kristy’s late mother, Tammy Guensler, who loved New Orleans and its music. Tammy underwent a double lung transplant and subsequently fought a two year courageous battle for survival. She kept her sense of humor and love for her family and many, many friends throughout that ordeal. She is greatly missed by all who knew her.
You can hear samples of the tracks from the CD at this link:
Also available as MP3.
Be the first on your block to have one!