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From paulmccartney.com, June 20, 2020:
Tonight, Paul will join @preshallband and special guests for ‘Round Midnight Preserves’, a virtual streaming event to benefit the @preshallfound . Watch the stream at 8pm CDT: http://preshallfoundation.org
From Preservation Hall Jazz Band:
Preservation Hall will host ‘Round Midnight Preserves, a concert to benefit the COVID-19 relief efforts of the Preservation Hall Foundation. ‘Round Midnight Preserves will feature performances by Preservation Hall Jazz Band as well as special guests and collaborators including Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Elvis Costello, Irma Thomas, Dave Matthews, Beck, Jon Batiste, Jim James, Arcade Fire, PJ Morton, Nathaniel Rateliff, and more! Through the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project, Spotify will match donations to the Preservation Hall Foundation, dollar for dollar, up to a collective total of $10 million.
From NME, June 20, 2020:
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band was founded in 1961 as a way to promote New Orleans jazz. They often hold their own ‘Midnight Preserves’ sessions at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which sees them joined by a host of special guests. Viewers will be able to donate to the Preservation Hall Foundation and the Preservation Hall Musical Collective as they watch the event.
Paul plays the trumpet in the rendition of “When The Saints Go Marchin’ In”, which is significant for different reasons:
- “When The Saints Go Marchin’ In” was the B-side of the very first 7″ single with the Beatles on it (backing Tony Sheridan)
- The trumpet was the first instrument Paul learned to play, before switching to the guitar.
- The trumpet he used belonged to Louis Armstrong (From Facebook – “playing Louis’ own trumpet kindly loaned from the Louis Armstrong estate”)
Happy Birthday Louis Armstrong. Thanks for lending me your trumpet!Paul McCartney – From Facebook, August 4, 2020
I got asked if I could play trumpet on a charity thing for the Preservation Hall Of Fame. I played trumpet when I was a kid. I said “the only thing I know is The Saints… When The Saints…” And they said, “we are going to do that”. They sent me a track and I ended up playing trumpet on it. Yeah, that was for a charity for them, and I think, when it went online, it raised like nine million dollars!Paul McCartney – interview by Jimmy Fallon for the Tonight Show, December 17, 2020
DURING THE SHOW YOU SWAP BETWEEN MULTIPLE INSTRUMENTS. BUT IS THERE ONE YOU REALLY WISH YOU COULD PLAY?
Paul McCartney: Not really. I’m quite satisfied – I play enough instruments! Of course, it would be quite good fun to be able to play a trumpet. But that’s hard, and would require more homework than I’m prepared to do! I ‘ve got enough other stuff going on!
ISN’T THE TRUMPET WHAT YOUR DAD WANTED YOU TO PLAY?
Paul McCartney: That’s right. My dad played trumpet when he was a kid, and he bought me a trumpet when I was a kid. I did try and learn it and whenever we do sessions now, if there’s a trumpeter I will go up to him and go: “Do you mind if I have a little go on your trumpet?”. And I can play ‘When The Saints Go Marching In” in the key of C. Don’t think that’ll be making the set any time soon, though…Paul McCartney – from interview for the Freshen Up tour book, 2019
Last updated on April 8, 2021