A Little Kermit for Mardi Gras

8 Mar

It’s Mardi Gras! Makes me think of New Orleans, of course. We’re sing, listening to, and playing along with “When the Saints Go Marching In” on our MT CD’s this semester, and here’s a little extra bit of New Orleans to celebrate the day: Kermit Ruffins, an awe-inspiring trumpeter/singer/composer born and bred in New Orleans, playing/singing “St. James Infirmary.” What I particularly love about this clip is the camera work on his trumpeting — great for children and grown-ups to see the instrument up close, especially when Kermit is playing the heck out of it. (The trombone next to him is fantastic, too.)

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