CARNIVAL OF JOY! a celebration of Hoagy Carmichael

by Emily Asher's Garden Party

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A special edition 6 track EP recorded in anticipation of Garden Party's new show "Carnival of Joy! a celebration of Hoagy Carmichael" an evening of timeless songs reverently re-imagined.


released July 6, 2013

Emily Asher, Trombone and Vocals
Mike Davis, Trumpet, Cornet, Vocal, vocal harmonies
Tom Abbott, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Sax
Nick Russo, Guitar and Banjo
Dalton Ridenhour, Piano
Rob Adkins, Bass, vocal harmonies
Sean Cronin, Bass, Vocals
Jay Lepley, Drums

All arrangements by Emily Asher except Rockin' Chair arranged by Sean Cronin
Produced by Emily Asher
Production assistance by Jay Lepley
Recorded June 18 at The Douglass Street Music Collective by Peter Karl
Mixed by Peter Karl at Peter Karl Studios
Mastered by Jeff Jones "The Jedi Master" at World Alert Music, New York City
Cover Photo by Luc Decker
not pictured: Jay Lepley and Dalton Ridenhour



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Emily Asher's Garden Party Brooklyn, New York

Emily Asher's Garden Party is a versatile musical ensemble led by Asher's tenacious trombone and sweet vocals. This band of all-stars from New York City's vibrant early jazz scene draws on the repertoire of Louis Armstrong's enchanting Hot Fives and Duke Ellington's sophisticated melodies to the funky and soulful music of New Orleans brass bands. ... more

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