The Au Brothers Take Off!

by The Au Brothers

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New Orleans traditional jazz for a new generation of listeners, fans, and dancers: some blues, a barn-burner or two, a tango, a soulful ballad, a little bit of waltz, and plenty of humor to go around!

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released January 1, 2013

1. Pismo Beach Parade (Gordon Au)
Solos: Brandon, Gordon, Howard trades with Justin (harmon mute), Danny

2. I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None of My Jelly Roll (Clarence Williams, Spencer Williams)
Vocals: Howard; Solos: Katie, Gordon trades with Brandon, Justin (harmon mute)

3. Stinky Feet Blues (Gordon Au)
Vocals: Brandon; Solos: Gordon (pixie/plunger mutes) trades with Brandon (pixie/plunger mutes), Howard trades with Justin

4. Capital-Bound (Gordon Au)
Solos: Gordon, Justin (cup mute), Katie, Brandon trades with Gordon (solotone mute), Danny

5. How Could I Say That I Love You (Gordon Au)
Vocals: Gordon; Solos: Gordon (plunger mute) trades with Justin (solotone mute), Katie trades with Howard

6. Big Chief Dada's Axe of Plenty Strain (Thomas Allen, Edgar Dowell, Lew Pollack)
Solos: Howard, Gordon (open/various mutes) + Brandon + Justin (cup mute) trade, Katie

7. When Francis Dances With Me (Sol Violinsky, Ben Ryan)
Vocals: Katie; Solos: Howard + Brandon trade with Gordon (solotone mute) + Justin

8. Tango of Lost Loves (Gordon Au)
Solos: Brandon, Gordon, Justin (solotone mute), Gordon, Katie

9. Central, Give Me Back My Dime (Joseph Howard)
Vocals: Brandon; Solos: Justin, Brandon (pixie/plunger mutes) trades with Gordon (pixie/plunger mutes), Howard

10. Brooklynburg Rag (Gordon Au)
Solos: Katie, Brandon + Justin (harmon mute) trading with Gordon, Danny

11. Limehouse Blues (Philip Braham)
Solos: Brandon, Justin, Katie, Gordon, Howard, Danny

Tracks by Gordon Au © Gordonburi Music (ASCAP)

Produced by The Au Brothers
Recorded March 5-6 by Bryan Shaw in Costa Mesa, CA
Mixed/Mastered by Bryan Shaw
Front Cover by Brandon Au
Front Photos by Don Abel, Brandon Au, Jake Guild, Will Luong
Inside Art by Molly Reeves
Back Cover by Gordon Au

Special thanks to the Au parents, William & Yvonne; to Susie Miyata and the Miyata grandparents Roy & Mary; to George Smith & Jubilee By the Sea, Sue Kroninger & Dixieland Monterey, Mark Jansen & Redwood Coast Jazz Festival, and their respective teams and sponsors; to Don Jones & The American Rag and Michael Steinman & Jazz Lives for their staunch support; to the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society and their musicians, teachers, and volunteers; to Scott Kaufman & Midtown Stomp, and George Esposito; to our many musical role models through the years; and to our friends, family, and fans!

Special thanks to William & Yvonne Au, Susie Miyata, Roy & Mary Miyata, George Smith, Sue Kroninger, Mark Jansen, Russell Wright, Bobbie Hogin, Don Jones, Michael Steinman, the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society, Scott Kaufman, George Esposito; to our many musical role models through the years, and to our friends, family, and fans!

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Copyright ©℗ 2013 Gordon Au, Brandon Au, Justin Au

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Gordon Au New York, New York

Called “comfortable in any idiom and fearless” by the press, Gordon plays and composes modern and trad jazz. He leads the Grand St. Stompers, called “a pillar of New York’s hot jazz scene” by the NYTimes, and appears with the Grammy-winning Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, the Armstrong Eternity Band at Birdland, Dandy Wellington, and others, and performs worldwide at festivals, dance events, & more. ... more

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