A Grammy-winning veteran of Dr. John, Papa Grows Funk, the Nightcrawlers, and Galactic, the saxophone, clarinet, and flute player is a devotee of the New Orleans R&B and jazz canon. Now, as a college instructor, he passes this knowledge on to impressionable young minds. With his first record as a bandleader soon to be released, Jason jumps into the fray with the Troubled Men to recall career highs and lows, while remembering some of the giants who have come before.
Topics include the Lenten season, a parade encounter, mistaken identities, Mardi Gras, a senior discount, a group costume, Chris Champagne, Michael Deas, the Ideal Market, a tragic fatality, gospel grandparents, a Disney World gig, a drum major, grad school, moving to New Orleans, Mem Shannon, the blues circuit, June Yamagishi, road food, a new sponsor, a teaching position, Eric Traub, Jerry Jumonville, The Band, Lee Allen, Maceo Parker, a James Brown gig, Sam Butera, jazz education, young musicians, Clint Black, baritone sax, the clarinet, Jon Culbreth, Ian Bowman, becoming a Simpsons character, “Glory Road,” Tony Clifton, Chris Owens, and much more.
Intro music: Styler/Coman
Break music: “Red Spark” from “Needle in the Groove” by Papa Grows Funk
Outro music: “Glass House” from “Atmosphere” by the New Orleans Nightcrawlers
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