eh, i just don't think their jam band thing has anything to do with second line music. the drummer is great though. ugh @ playing two trumpets at the same time.
to me what rebirth/hot 8/tbc/stooges/etc. do has sooo much more fire and musicianship and larry blumenfeld doesn't get it, but i have Opinions about brass band music, don't let me stop you from enjoying DD.
― 40oz of tears (Jordan), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 19:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'm guessing Dr. John won't have any guests with him at Jazzfest, but who knows.
I finally listened to the Pancho Sanchez and Terence Blanchard cd from last year. They cover Chano Pozo numbers. Not bad, but not amazing.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 17:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
Looking forward to being there for Jazzfest. The evening brass band choices look tempting:
Wed - Free Agents Brass Band @ VasoThurs - Stooges Brass Band @ Hi-Ho Lounge, Brass Band Blowout (Rebirth/Hot 8/TBC @ the Howlin' Wolf)Fri - Stooges & some other bands (Slavic Soul Party etc) at the Blue Nile. TBC busk outside of the festival during the day/early evening.Saturday - Shamarr Allen, Stooges Brass Band, Mannie Fresh DJ set @ Maison (!). Or Rebirth Brass Band @ Republic New Orleans.
As do some other choices--singer John Boutte, maybe hornman/vocalist Glenn David Andrews... Plus lots of food to eat!
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 14:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
And that's not even mentioning the acts and food at the Fest
that looks familiar. :)
thinking of going to see tbc tomorrow night at hot east daquiri shop, way out of town.
― 40oz of tears (Jordan), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 14:27 (1 year ago) Permalink
Sounds good. Hopefully, me, my gf and pals will run into you somewhere.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 14:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
I saw pianist Davell Crawford with a drummer and bassist do a fun show in DC this past weekend. He's on the road and won't be back playing in New Orleans till May 1st. And I read that Big Chief Donald Harrison will be with his band in NYC this friday (27th) at Symphony Space, with guest appearance by Christian Scott.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 14:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
The differing points of view on Dirty Dozen circa 2012 have been expressed upthread. I see NPR has a 30 minute live show
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
Jordan, was looking for you when I arrived during TBC's last song of the 3 band brass set at Howlin Wolf on Thursday. Oh well, another time. Then saw Hot 8 who started off slow but got tighter and better as their set went along. Sadly, was fighting a bad cold/flu and was tired from having flown into Louisiana earlier that day, so I missed headliner Rebirth. Kind of a small crowd for that gig. Saw various brass bands, mardi gras Indian troupes and traditional players at the Fest. Only disappointment was a late starting Pancho Sanchez set (billed as with Terrance Blanchard). After a few good but convention Afro-Latin jazz songs with no mention or sighting of Blanchard, we moved on to another stage. Really enjoyed Irvin Mayfield NO big band orchestra with guest Kermit Ruffins and with Shannon Powell and Evan Christopher and others.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
TBC was the first band on at that show is what I meant.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
didn't make it down to howlin' wolf, i was still at the hi ho. that was great...tbc and hot 8 both played sets outside the club early in the evening (it was a memorial thing for dinerral/joe williams/brandon franklin), then the stooges played inside. everyone slayed it. my band also got up for a set at the hi ho, then did a little late night busking on frenchman st.
i didn't go to the fest itself, but saw tbc 3x at various places, and the stooges 2x.
― 40oz of tears (Jordan), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
Cool. Too bad I missed your band's set. I liked James Andrews and his group at the fest a lot-- like Trombone Shorty and others, he's trying to reach the jam band and funk/rock audiences a bit, but he kept some of those tendencies in check.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
i'm not normally into those bands (brass band horns w/drumset, guitar, keys, etc.), but i was pretty blown away by the stooges' set on friday (i.e. their stage band at the Blue Nile -- they did a full brass band at the Hi Ho the night before).
― 40oz of tears (Jordan), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 18:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
Rebirth members Keith and Phil on their band's history and brass bands they liked over the years(including 1982 era Dirty Dozen at the Glass House!)
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
Dukes of Dixieland (recorded yesterday) beginning now on WWOZ.
― Advanced Uncle Meat recovery system (Dan Peterson), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
I also saw these links (not sure if they are to WWOZ or to something else)
― curmudgeon, Friday, 4 May 2012 16:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah, I got an email from the fest about that, I guess it's a program of live and pre-recorded snippets. 2PM CDT today, I'll check it out.
― Advanced Uncle Meat recovery system (Dan Peterson), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
― 40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
^^^ awes, thx!
― Advanced Uncle Meat recovery system (Dan Peterson), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
Not too many interesting #jazzfest tweets when I searched twitter over the weekend. Also, the jazzfest youtube did not have enough of whom I wanted to see.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 7 May 2012 14:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah, the youtube was a fun way to background a few hours at work Friday, yet I was not inspired to put it on at all at home over the weekend.
― Advanced Uncle Meat recovery system (Dan Peterson), Monday, 7 May 2012 14:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
We needed a Jordan brassband channel (!) and footage of singer John Boutte and family(I wanted this--I need to get his latest cd and yes I knew about him before he sang the Treme tv show theme but I missed his evening gigs over 1st weekend and he and his family did stuff at fest on 2nd weekend), and they did not give us that.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 7 May 2012 15:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
Also, listened on Spotify to Lafayette, LA rock band Givers who played a big stage and while this young band is well-intentioned, their Vampire Weekend/Dirty Projectors/Talking Heads influenced sound is not original or exciting enough for me. Steve Riley's offshoot outfit Lil' Band of Gold are more rocking. But to get back on thread, there are other brass bands that played that I am curious about also.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 7 May 2012 15:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
Interesting benefit gig:
On Friday night, Tipitina's will be the site of a battle of the bands between those associated with The Wire and those associated with Treme. Representing The Wire will be Baltimore's Lafayette Gilchrist and the New Volcanoes, Washington, D.C. go-go band Anwan Glover and the Backyard Band, and host Michael K. Williams - Omar on the show. Galactic and the Stooges Brass Band will represent New Orleans along with host Wendell Pierce. Other actors from HBO's Treme will also be on hand in support of the event presented by Blown Deadline Productions, which will raise money for The Tipitina's Foundation and The Roots of Music, local charities that support music education in New Orleans. General admission is $20, while VIP tickets, which include lounge area, opportunity to hang with cast members and musicians, and open bar, are $100.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 10 May 2012 13:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
Writer/tv producer of the Wire and Treme David Simon on go-go and New Orleans brass bands
― curmudgeon, Friday, 11 May 2012 14:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
“I crept out to my first go-go shows when I was in high school. If Chuck Brown is the Dirty Dozen, then [Anwan Glover’s] the Rebirth.”
― curmudgeon, Friday, 11 May 2012 14:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
Does anyone have the tracklist for Jordan's original mixtape? better yet, does anyone have a copy of Jordan's original mixtape? better still - does Jordan have Jordan's original mixtape?
― Ian svenonononius (admrl), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 04:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
My CD of it is all busted up but there is one Rebirth song on there that is so killer and I can't remember the title or find it anyway. It's just a complete stormer and I want to hear it again.
― Ian svenonononius (admrl), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 04:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 13:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
man, i used to make so many of those and they were all different. it was probably something off Hot Venom, was it one of these?
(this video is missing the first half, it's an uptempo minor thing)
― 40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 14:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
one of my friends put up some videos from our last trip to new orleans, incl. the stooges + tbc huge tribute thing outside the hi-ho, but it's all on facebook unfort.
― 40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 14:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
could also have been:
― 40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 14:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
Work computer hates Youtube, but I;m pretty sure it is like a latter part of that cut of Casanova. If it changes about 4-5 mins in, then that's it.
― Ian svenonononius (admrl), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 22:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
Stooges playing in Providence this Sunday. So I should go, right?Just learned that my wife and I are headed back to NOLA for a week in late September. Didn't think we'd be able to get back so quickly, and I'm thrilled.
― Jazzbo, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 15:04 (11 months ago) Permalink
There was actually a pretty decent brass band on America's Got Talent the other night, pretty much the only reason I'm interested in still watching. Hoping they go far.
― heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 15:19 (11 months ago) Permalink
Distinguished Men of Brass, also known as d'Mo Brass, was one of four acts to advance from among the 30 or so that performed before judges Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and Howard Stern and host Nick Cannon during April tapings in St. Petersburg that aired Monday night.
The musicians, who for years played as the Mystic Sheiks of Morocco at Busch Gardens, joined a youth singing/dancing troupe, a group of men's cloggers and a singer specializing in 1970s television theme songs that will compete for $1 million and a gig in Las Vegas.
"We were working at a local theme park, and like a lot of people, we lost our jobs," band member Desmond Boone told the judges prior to their performance at Mahaffey Theater. "So we continued our employment by employing ourselves and reinventing ourselves."
The Sheiks were discontinued in December 2010 due to massive layoffs at Busch Gardens and SeaWorld parks.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 15:38 (11 months ago) Permalink
x-post--- Yes, of course you should see the Stooges Brass Band.
this is a terrible idea:
― 40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 1 June 2012 15:38 (11 months ago) Permalink
Jordan, have you ever heard this? Kinda similar idea. I own it, don't listen to it much.
― Soccer mom, hopeless and lost, in utter despair (Dan Peterson), Friday, 1 June 2012 16:05 (11 months ago) Permalink
x-post-- so the guy who is a recording engineer for the Preservation hall jazz band has released this thing:
In 2009, Scioneaux revived Electronola via the (then) unknown, online pledging platform Kickstarter. By August, he had successfully reached his funding goal, and within a year his once-derailed experiment had become a reality. With an all-star cast of collaborators on hand—George Porter, Jr., John Boutte, Charmaine Neville, Lucien Barbarin and Joe Lastie among others—the Madd Wikkid mixed up an electronic gumbo, one that blends the boogie woogie of old New Orleans rags and the percolating strut of Crescent City funk with the grimy, atmospheric convulsions of dubstep and the spiky loops and stutters of house and drum-and-bass.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 1 June 2012 18:44 (11 months ago) Permalink
wow that is not good.
in general i don't think it does new orleans music any favors to try and make it into something else, although i understand the temptation. usually it just waters it down.
the one that dan posted is pretty cool. a big british-style brass band is probably better suited to that kind of project anyway, and it's recorded really well.
― 40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 1 June 2012 20:10 (11 months ago) Permalink
on davidsimon.com I read that the 3rd season of Treme recently wrapped up filming. Simon offers up some stats:
Number of New Orleans musicians filmed: 371
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 19:49 (11 months ago) Permalink
from offbeat.com :
Each year, the Silence Is Violence organization hosts a second line parade with their partner Social Aid & Pleasure Club, the New Orleans Bayou Steppers. This year, the second line was moved to the summer, and will be marching tonight starting at 6 p.m. from the Sound Cafe in the Marigny/Bywater.
The Hot 8 Brass Band leads the second line, with Shamarr Allen acting as this year's king of the parade. Stops include the Hi-Ho Lounge, Abundant Life Tabernacle Church, Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos Church, and the historical marker on Press Street that recognizes Homer Plessy.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 21 June 2012 15:42 (11 months ago) Permalink
He may be doing a Trombone Shorty or James Andrews style funk n brass combination tonight, but I'm gonna see their cousin Glen David Andrews and band in Washington DC at the swanky newish Hamilton club tonight Monday. He used to be in the Treme Brass band and various others
― curmudgeon, Monday, 25 June 2012 18:30 (11 months ago) Permalink
Glen was fun even if he relies on New Orleans standards too much. Trumpet player was ok. He's working in some new musicians he told me as his bass player and another guy just left his band and joined Dirty Dozen.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 15:35 (10 months ago) Permalink
Not sure actually which guys left.
Rebirth are touring the US East coast very shortly. Appearing at the same new overpriced, faux-swanky club in DC, the Hamilton.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 15:37 (10 months ago) Permalink
. Saturday’s concert is dedicated to “Uncle” Lionel Batiste, the ailing brass band leader and drummer, who also is expected to attend.
Hope he recovers. Saw him at Jazzfest
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 19:59 (10 months ago) Permalink
From a Facebook post someone did:
Uncle Lionel Batiste health UPDATE:During uncles hernia surgery it was discovered that he has prostrate cancer. It has spread to his stomach and the doctors have requested the family to contact hospice. Uncle is at home and resting with his wife Carlethia and visits from his grand children.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 20:08 (10 months ago) Permalink
Aww, man, not good news. Just looking at Uncle Lionel makes me happy...
― Mafia-owned bar for transvestites (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 3 July 2012 20:29 (10 months ago) Permalink
Just noticed this piece on New Orleans with a mention of brass bands by Ann Powers(now with NPR she used to write for the LA Times, her hubby Eric Weisbard runs the EMP Pop Conference and used to be at the Village Voice)
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 22:50 (10 months ago) Permalink