Fans of the trumpeter and bandleader may know that he has appeared in a few movies. But when it comes to the HBO program about his hometown, the lines between real life and acting begin to blur — especially when it comes to his new album.
WBGOThe season two finale goes to New Orleans' annual Jazz Fest, and ties up this season's loose ends with a bit of poetic justice. Read a recap of the episode's music, including performances from Dr. Lonnie Smith, The Iguanas and Lucinda Williams.
Albert Lambreaux (Clarke Peters), Donald Harrison and Delmond Lambreaux (Rob Brown) perform with Mardi Gras Indians at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, on Treme.
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The actor who plays the salty musician Antoine Batiste on Treme grew up a teenage friend of Wynton Marsalis — and a failed trumpet player. He dishes on jazz, leading a band and the musical legacy of his native New Orleans.
WBGONo big plot twists shake up the penultimate episode of season two, but what does transpire reveals a lot. Recap the musical performances, featuring The Loose Marbles, Rosie Ledet, Jon Cleary and one of Destiny's Children.
WBGOA rapper outdoes his mentor, St. Patrick's Day passes through, bands battle on Frenchmen Street and New Orleans faces New York. Read a recap of music and more, with guests Ron Carter, "Spider" Stacy of The Pogues, Ingrid Lucia and Dr. John.
WBGOThere's politically charged funk-rap, New York meets New Orleans, the debut of a new song and classic, swinging jazz. Read a recap of the episode's music, featuring guests Susan Cowsill, Leroy Jones and Dr. John.
WBGOAnother season, another sensory-overload pageant on Fat Tuesday. Read a recap of the music, including live performances from Cyril Neville, the Savoy brothers, the St. Augustine Marching 100 and Al "Carnival Time" Johnson.
WBGOThe New Orleans of Treme has often felt like a small town — and perhaps now more than ever. Read a recap of musical performances from the episode, featuring Henry Butler, Evan Christopher and John Hiatt.
WBGOIt starts with a funeral, ends with a protest, and in between, a lot of people sing the blues. Read a recap of music from episode five of season two, featuring Wolfman Washington, the Rebirth Brass Band and the Hot 8 Brass Band.
WBGOWith few major plot twists to deter the action, episode four of season two takes a deep look at the invisible lives of musicians. Visible performers include Shawn Colvin, Wanda Rouzan, Katey Red and June Yamagishi.