Rave Reviews for Hothouse Stomp
13th May 2011
The new Ghost Train Orchestra CD Hothouse Stomp: The Music of 1920s Chicago and Harlem (Accurate Records) has been receiving all kinds of praise. AllMusic rates it 4 stars, raving "this thoroughly winning disc...all adds up to a relentlessly rollicking good time". Downbeat Magazine says "the only thing better than hearing this recording would be seeing the band live", with an additional 3 1/2 star review in the July issue. All About Jazz raves the band "heats their surroundings with a radioactive warmth, infectious and viral in the modern-media sense of the word." The Boston Globe raves "this is a crazy-beautiful living-history lesson." Blogcritics.org raves "one of the few jazz albums I would recommend to non-jazz listeners." And if you missed my spot on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, you can now stream it here. The CD is available now on Accurate Records at all the usual places, including the Store page on this website.
Brian Carpenter on Fresh Air with Terry Gross
8th April 2011
Brian Carpenter was interviewed by NPR's Terry Gross Fresh Air on his work with the Ghost Train Orchestra and Beat Circus. The show aired on Thursday April 7th but you can read the transcript and listen to the whole thing here.