Donald Harrison (alto saxophone, congas) and Glen David Andrews (trombone) were born in New Orleans' Treme neighborhood, and cut their musical teeth on the jazz tradition omnipresent in that community. These days, they can both be seen in the HBO television series Treme, and are currently part of an ever-changing line-up of New Orleans musicians touring with a show called A Night in Treme. The show, on tour now, brings the music of Treme's Congo Square to cities all over America.
After the pair kicks off this session with a take on "Just a Closer Walk With Thee," the conversation gets underway as Andrews recounts what the Treme series means to him as a New Orleans native, and gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the show's production. He and Harrison also discuss the Mardi Gras Indian tradition and the history of the Treme neighborhood. All this, combined with two more fine musical performances, makes for a delightful tour of a neighborhood that's crucial to American culture.