Why Katrina Why
Why Katrina Why is an album of classic jazz featuring Marilynn Seits on piano and keyboards, Andy McAusland on guitar, Sean McAusland on bass and Sy Pryweller on drums. The songs were composed by Hal Abercrombie and the title track Why Katrina Why, was written shortly after the hurricane devastated the Gulf Coast and the spiritual home of jazz and blues, New Orleans. There are two blues tracks, Why Katrina Why and In Between Blues; some ballads including the lyrical A Lost Love and Marcus and some upbeat swing tunes including Who Are You and Asian Path. Although recorded in a studio, this CD has the sound of a live recording as there are only two overdubs: one a guitar solo and the other to add a Chinese gong to Asian Path. Even though the guitar and bass are electric and Marilynn plays electric keyboard on two tracks, this CD has the sound and feel of an acoustic album because the melody and solo lines never get muffled or buried in "pedal effects". This is pure classic jazz in the tradition of Oscar Peterson or Bill Evans.