Daily Dose Pick: Preservation

Andrew Bird, Tom Waits, Jim James, Paolo Nutini, and Ani DiFranco are among the diverse artists who joined the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in New Orleans for this album benefiting the group’s time-honored home.

Proceeds from the project ā€” which finds its cast of legendary and contemporary musicians tackling New Orleans classics ā€” go toward Preservation Hall’s music-outreach program and upkeep. Also among the contributors are such established forces as Richie Havens, Dr. John, Pete Seeger, and the Blind Boys of Alabama.

Even the late, great Louis Armstrong makes an appearance, as the Jazz Band lays down new music for his “Rockin’ Chair” vocals, recorded almost 40 years ago.

Explore the official album site, visit Preservation Hall and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band online, become a fan on Facebook, and buy the album.