On any given night in New Orleans, you’re likely to find a place with live music and free food. Sometimes it’s red beans and trad jazz, other times it’s BBQ and the blues. On this week’s program, it’s curry and the Pocket brass of Magnetic Ear, an ensemble headed by Martin Krusche, a sax player from Munich who now makes his home in the 9th ward of New Orleans.
Over 60 minutes, we’ll be listening to Magnetic Ear, recorded live at the Blue Nile by WWOZ in New Orleans, as well as meeting up with bandleader Martin Krusche to find out how he made his way to New Orleans. And to sweeten the pot, we join Martin in his kitchen as he prepares the curry for his band mates and audience.
Magnetic Ear at AllWays Lounge. Photo by Carolyn Henegan.