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  • Band members: Ben Jaffe, Charlie Gabriel, Clint Maedgen, Freddie Lonzo
  • Summary: The jazz group celebrated its 50th anniversary with a live concert at Carnegie Hall with such guests as Steve Earle, Givers, Merrill Garbus (aka Tune-Yards), Mos Def, My Morning Jacket, and Pete Seeger's grandson, Tao Rodríguez-Seeger.
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  1. Oct 11, 2012
    They swing like only the second line can. All in all, it's a cause for celebration (and fifty more years of Preservation Hall).
  2. 80
    The more it changes with the times the more its essential spirit comes through. And it's guaranteed to cheer you up.
  3. 80
    This is an uplifting concert--and here's to the next 50 years of The Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
  4. Oct 8, 2012
    With the multitude of guests, perhaps this would be better as a DVD. When experienced as audio only the ears are forced to make some wild and sudden adjustments. But maybe that's one of this disc's perverse attractions.
  5. Oct 8, 2012
    St. Peter & 57th St. shows the current Preservation Hall lineup in a flattering light--that is, as exponents of a musical sensibility not so much trapped in amber as preserved via community.
  6. Dec 7, 2012
    Released in celebration of the Preservation Hall's 50th Anniversary, the album is a rootsy, high-energy, and spirited mix of New Orleans jazz and blues with some gospel and country inflections.
  7. Under The Radar
    Nov 30, 2012
    It's hardly all-encompassing, but it's an enjoyable and worthy listen for fans of New Orleans jazz or the participating artists. [Oct/Nov 2012, p.130]