Another Day in Paradise

Cafe Negril, Frenchmen St, New Orleans, USA, 6th November 2014 (am).

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Another Day in Paradise, Blues, Cafe Negril, Frenchmen Street, Live Music, New Orleans, Photography, Travel, USA

Early in the morning, i.e. after midnight, after seeing Troy Turner, Ed Wills and Jeff Chaz, I dropped into Cafe Negril where Another Day in Paradise was playing.

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Another Day in Paradise, Blues, Cafe Negril, Frenchmen Street, Live Music, New Orleans, Photography, Travel, USA

Band members include Dominick Grillo, Ian Smith, Mike Kobrin, Travis Blotsky, Eugene Harding, Thomas McDonald, Mike Hood, Ed Barrett and Blac Sol.

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Another Day in Paradise, Blues, Cafe Negril, Frenchmen Street, Live Music, New Orleans, Photography, Travel, USA

They describe their musical range as Blues, Funk, New Orleans R&B, Rhythm and Blues and Jazz.  While I was there it seemed to be New Orleans big brass band jazz, and raging.  Here’s a video by Rodney Dill that he has supplied in the comments.

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Another Day in Paradise, Blues, Cafe Negril, Frenchmen Street, Live Music, New Orleans, Photography, Travel, USA

The house was packed and the lighting was very low.

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Another Day in Paradise, Blues, Cafe Negril, Frenchmen Street, Live Music, New Orleans, Photography, Travel, USA

The images appear bright, brighter no doubt than it seemed at the time but hopefully they convey the vibrancy of the occasion.

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Another Day in Paradise, Blues, Cafe Negril, Frenchmen Street, Live Music, New Orleans, Photography, Travel, USA

I don’t think I will win any photographic prizes with these images because I was pushing the furthest limits of the camera’s capacity.

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Another Day in Paradise, Blues, Cafe Negril, Frenchmen Street, Live Music, New Orleans, Photography, Travel, USA

Consequently, though they will still look OK if you click on them to see them larger, there is not a lot of detail and the tonal range is limited.

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Another Day in Paradise, Blues, Cafe Negril, Frenchmen Street, Live Music, New Orleans, Photography, Travel, USA

However, just as with the music, the feel is everything.  I hope these images will give you something of the feel of what it was like.

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6 comments on “Another Day in Paradise

  1. rodneydill says:

    Nice pics. Here’s some live from a couple of years ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWBDNZP5Gow

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