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Big Chief Albert Lambreaux (Clarke Peters, center) has his Mardi Gras Indian practice interrupted by a visit from members of the Creole Wild West tribe. Paul Schiraldi/HBO hide caption

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Christian Scott (left, playing himself) and Rob Brown (playing Delmond Lambreaux) perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center in the program Treme. Paul Schiraldi/HBO hide caption

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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. Paul Schiraldi/HBO hide caption

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Ron Carter (left, as himself) looks on as Albert Lambreaux (Clarke Peters) attempts to show him a thing or two on bass, in Treme. Paul Schiraldi/HBO hide caption

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Al "Carnival Time" Johnson (center, singing) sits in with Antoine Batiste and the Soul Apostles on Treme. Batiste, the trombonist, is played by Wendell Pierce. Paul Schiraldi/HBO hide caption

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Antoine (Wendell Pierce) and Desiree (Phyllis Montana LeBlanc) march in a recreation of the Silence Is Violence parade in Jan. 2007. Paul Schiraldi/HBO hide caption

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DJ Davis (Steve Zahn) and his WWOZ boss (Darien Sills-Evans) argue, while DJ Jeffy Jeff (Spud McConnell) hosts programming. Paul Schiraldi/HBO hide caption

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In Treme, Annie (Lucia Micarelli), Sonny (Michiel Huisman), John Boutte and Paul Sanchez perform at the Spotted Cat. Paul Schiraldi/HBO hide caption

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