The Isle of Orleans (minus Drums)






Product Code: MMOCD5016
Author: Hal Smith with Tim Laughlin's New Orleans All-Stars
Publisher: Music Minus One
ISBN-13: 978-1-59615-107-9
ISBN-10: 1-59615-107-2
Publisher SKU: MMOCD5016
UPC-A: 77712350167
Instrumentation: Drums

Performed by Hal Smith, drums

Accompaniment: Tim Laughlin's New Orleans All-Stars

Native son Tim Laughlin decided he wanted to create in the style, but not necessarily using the tried and true classics, of the “Crescent City.” So he assembled an extraordinary band of players, all veterans of the music, wrote a collection of new songs, and produced this extraordinary album. It won First Prize as the Best Jazz Album created in Louisiana in 2003 by Offbeat Magazine.

Tim graciously made this album available to Music Minus One, remixing the music to omit the key players, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass and drums for some of the most delectable play-alongs we offer in our catalogue. This is music rich in tradition but new to your ears. This music isn’t easy but then again, to modern players, it may be, as they’ll be able to negotiate the charts provided.

We’ve provide audio samples of each song. This is music for the ages, guaranteed to pleasure players from ten to ninety. The personnel of this band is extraordinary as you can see, and the music they make together has to be experienced.

Listen, can you hear that band?

Includes newly engraved solo charts printed on acid-free, ivory paper; and two compact discs featuring complete versions of each tune, plus a recording of the accompaniments minus the soloist. Also includes slow-tempo versions of most up-tempo pieces for practice purposes.


Magnolia Dance
Restless Heart
Blues for Faz
Suburban St. Parade
It's My Love Song to You
Gentilly Strut
I Know I'll See You Again
Crescent City Moon
Isle of Orleans
Monkey Hill

If a soloist is heard on the demonstration audio clip, a complete reference version is also on the included CD, along with the separate background music for your play-along usage.