Post Tagged with: "Brass Bands"

Billy Martin’s Wicked Knee – Heels over Head (2013)

[youtube] For those looking for more of Billy Martin’s well-established sound as part of the next-gen jazz trio Medeski Martin and Wood, this new title is likely perfectly named. Turns out Martin has long had a passion for New Orleans street music.

One Track Mind: Rebirth Brass Band, "Shrimp and Gumbo" (2011)

Rebirth Brass Band comes out hotter than a pistol on “Shrimp and Gumbo,” another in the long line of lip-smacking New Orleans songs about food, yet there remains an underlying theme of musicianship.

Half Notes: Treme Brass Band – Treme Traditions (2011)

From the first honking strains of Roger Lewis’ sax on “The Treme Song,” amidst a howling group of happy singers led by David Montana and Fred Johnson Jr., the intentions of Treme Traditions are clear: Party. This album is like a street parade crammed inside of a shiny disc, courtesy of Mardi Gras Records. The Treme Brass Band, which alsoRead More

Big Sam's Funky Nation – King of the Party (2010)

Big Sam's Funky Nation – King of the Party (2010)

Photograph by Andy Goetz By Nick DeRiso Big Sam’s Funky Nation, all brass and sass, opens its latest CD with a floor-rattling invitation to shake every thing you’ve got. For all of its musical prowess, that remains the one and only goal of this fun-loving, funky-butt recording by New Orleans-based trombone-playing bandleader Sammie Williams, formerly of the Dirty Dozen BrassRead More

LA Funk Brass Band – Bootleg, Vol. 1 (2009)

LA Funk Brass Band – Bootleg, Vol. 1 (2009)

NICK DERISO: A crazy collision between the brassy sound of Rebirth and the great grooves of Parliament Funkadelic, LA Funk Brass Band is a party actually taking place on the bandstand. That makes sense, considering this funky roadhouse choir features a rotating set of 50-or-so performers with roots from northeastern Louisiana down to the Crescent City. Past associations provide aRead More

Something Else! Guide: Mardi Gras in New Orleans

NICK DERISO: As Mardi Gras dawns in a reborn New Orleans, we provide your cool-rocking road map to some recommended local hot spots. Now, most will say Preservation Hall, next to Pat O’s. But that’s overrated, and too crowded for our tastes. A sampling from elsewhere — though the list is by no means complete: 1: DONNA’S BAR AND GRILL.Read More