New Orleans Brass Bands S/D

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They're the second line band to beat rn, the two sousaphone players in particular just rip.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 15:12 (two years ago) link

love it

adam, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 16:27 (two years ago) link

Just saw a review of movie doc One Note at a Time, that includes Uncle Lionel B and Hot 8 and Irma Thomas and more. Some of it is about how the Louisiana Musicians Clinic helps New Orleans musicians. Was apparently first show in 2016 there, but is getting wider distribution now.

curmudgeon, Saturday, 25 August 2018 03:42 (two years ago) link

There's a documentary on Leroy Jones coming out too:

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 27 August 2018 15:57 (two years ago) link

New Youngblood covers EP too:

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 27 August 2018 18:32 (two years ago) link

That Youngblood Brass cover of Rihanna “Umbrella “ is nice if a tad too relaxed.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 12:49 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

Hmmm, wonder if Jordan has some fave New Orleans releases for 2018?

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 19:08 (one year ago) link

Man, I wish I did, but there's been a dearth of (good) brass band albums lately. The older bands either haven't been putting out much or I haven't been feeling it, like a certain band with a UK label (sorry).

The younger bands sound amazing on the street but aren't translating that to records for the most part. Big 6 put out a mixtape, but they sounded so much better at the second line:

TBC posted a couple of nice singles (with Kabuki on trumpet, nice to hear him again), hopefully they'll put out a record next year:

On the traditional side, I like this Mark Braud album with Herlin Riley on drums, especially this cut. None of his stuff is on streaming services but this one is on Soundcloud for some reason.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 19:30 (one year ago) link

Oh and Youngblood Brass Band's new EP of covers that I posted above.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 19:31 (one year ago) link


curmudgeon, Thursday, 13 December 2018 16:43 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

I'm playing at this in a few weeks, apparently the first brass band-focused festival in New Orleans (can that be true?):

TBC, Stooges, Hot 8, Cheeky Blakk, DJ Jubilee, second line dance-off, it sounds like heaven.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 20:21 (one year ago) link

Oh well, it's this, but they haven't posted the full flyer/lineup on the site yet (just on facebook) --

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 20:22 (one year ago) link

that is a highly new orleanian website

adam, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 21:20 (one year ago) link


change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 21:21 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Amazing weekend, from playing at the brass band fest and seeing all the bands in one spot (+ Phil Frazier getting honored, that was emotional because he's not in the best of health), to playing a party with the Stooges BB, to the second line on Sunday.

Put some little bits up on instagram, there's a lot more on facebook etc.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 18 March 2019 18:16 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Hallelujah, a new TBC Brass Band studio album --

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 20:39 (one year ago) link

Only tangentially related, and I'm not sure if this stuff is your thing at all, but Jordan have you caught Naughty Professor? One of my favorite discoveries at Jazzfest this year. Super talented musicians, and tight arrangements that go a lot of different places.

While My Guitar Gently Wheedly-Wheedly-Wheedly-Weeps (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 15:32 (one year ago) link

ooooh, got to check out that new TBC album. ALso, Everytime I delve into Instagram posts, the 2nd line parade ones make me wanna get back back there

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 15:58 (one year ago) link

one month passes...
one month passes...

Friday September 20 at Gateway Pavilion in Washington DC it’s New Orleans vs DC— Featuring Big Six Brass Band of New Orleans, and DC’s own Proper Utensils feat. Jas Funk, Black Alley, and DJ Supa Dan. Plus New Orleans and Washington cuisine.

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 03:49 (one year ago) link

Oooh, I love a good battle

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 13:03 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

It was fun.

Brass and International band fest coming up in New Orleans looks good.

curmudgeon, Monday, 11 November 2019 19:00 (ten months ago) link

who won

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 11 November 2019 19:33 (ten months ago) link

No declared winner, and different styles , but I might give Big 6 a slight edge ( shhhh, don’t tell any DC locals I said that)

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 17:12 (ten months ago) link

Just saw the 2018 video of Hot 8 Brass doing Joy Division “Love Will Tear Us Apart (again)”. It’s also on their 2019 Take Cover ep that appears to be available from bandcamp but not on Spotify

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 23:41 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

RIP bounce rap artist 5th Ward Weebie. I think there’s a second line for him tonight

curmudgeon, Thursday, 9 January 2020 22:16 (eight months ago) link

Oh damn, really?

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 9 January 2020 22:23 (eight months ago) link

Had been in the hospital for a bit. Not sure what happened. Twitter was showing scheduled nightly vigils for him in the hope that he would recover

curmudgeon, Thursday, 9 January 2020 22:29 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...

RIP Lucien Barbarin, trombonist for Harry Connick Jr, Preservation Hall, great-nephew of Paul Barbarin, etc.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 20:16 (seven months ago) link

Just saw that. He got a second line ( video clip from someone is on twitter)

curmudgeon, Saturday, 15 February 2020 18:28 (seven months ago) link

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 17 February 2020 18:42 (seven months ago) link

I'll be there at the end of the month for a friend's wedding (currently working on booking a brass band, of course), and then back the next weekend to play the 2nd annual brass band festival:

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 17 February 2020 18:52 (seven months ago) link

Also we're at Tipitina's the night before:

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 16:58 (seven months ago) link

My new source for long second-line videos is a youtube account called 'urban mommy'

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:36 (seven months ago) link


curmudgeon, Thursday, 20 February 2020 20:33 (seven months ago) link

seattle and new york brass band:

j., Thursday, 20 February 2020 22:23 (seven months ago) link

A 2019 movie doc called Up From the Streets , that purports to cover all of New Orleans music history is gonna show at a DC indie doc fest in March. Terrence Blanchard is the narrator.

curmudgeon, Friday, 21 February 2020 17:10 (seven months ago) link

Don’t usually agree with them but here’s Offbeat magazine’s best of 2019 that includes Soul Rebels “Poetry in Motion” album as their best brass band winner. Rebels also won for best video

curmudgeon, Thursday, 27 February 2020 15:59 (seven months ago) link

Two weekends in a row of second lines and seeing all the bands, it was amazing, too much to say. NOLA Brass Fest was a really beautiful event this year.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 9 March 2020 15:49 (six months ago) link

I am jealous

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 17:41 (six months ago) link

not really brass band but this video is amazing, people don't believe me when i try to tell them what high school marching bands sound like in new orleans

adam, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 18:12 (six months ago) link

that video rules

na (NA), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 18:33 (six months ago) link

Nice. Btw Adam, we closed out Saturday night at Vaughan's, Mickey (who used to bartend at Donna's for years) was behind the bar, and the owner lady says hi to you.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 18:44 (six months ago) link

aw that's sweet, i hope yall had a good time!

adam, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 18:45 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Phil Frazier of Rebirth Brass has coronavirus. Virus Has spread a lot in New Orleans area

curmudgeon, Thursday, 26 March 2020 15:10 (six months ago) link

Ronald Lewis , 9th Ward founder of House of Dance & Virus died at 68 from the coronavirus. Also New Orleans bounce dj Black n Mild (Oliver Stokes) died at 44

curmudgeon, Thursday, 26 March 2020 15:17 (six months ago) link

Phil just can't catch a break. :(

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 26 March 2020 17:18 (six months ago) link

Putting this here because no one else will care: a few months ago I picked up a $1.99 copy of Doc Cheatham and Nicholas Payton (on Verve, 1997) and man I love this. It helps that I saw Doc at Jazzfest around that time, but it’s a super lovely mix of ballads and swingin’ tunes, with my new favorite version of “Stardust.” I’ve returned to it again and again. Best two bucks spent recently.

A perfect transcript of a routine post (Dan Peterson), Friday, 27 March 2020 01:45 (six months ago) link

That sounds great

curmudgeon, Saturday, 28 March 2020 05:03 (five months ago) link

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