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 (one year ago) link
― adam, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 16:27 (one year 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 (one year ago) link
There's a documentary on Leroy Jones coming out too:http://www.theleroyjonesstory.com/https://youtu.be/iw4BKbn6k0M
― change display name (Jordan), Monday, 27 August 2018 15:57 (one year ago) link
New Youngblood covers EP too: https://open.spotify.com/album/5ICLCgbh6VBwO1VOnA7GZG?si=Zg59RI2TQaq6U_hoP8sxVg
― change display name (Jordan), Monday, 27 August 2018 18:32 (one year ago) link
That Youngblood Brass cover of Rihanna “Umbrella “ is nice if a tad too relaxed.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 12:49 (one year ago) link
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: https://soundcloud.com/user-60647372/micheal-jackson-black-or-white
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:https://soundcloud.com/tbc-brass-band/mbk-we-at-celebration-hall-every-wednesday-night
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. https://soundcloud.com/user-618715822/trouble?in=user-618715822/sets/living-the-tradition
― 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
I'm playing at this in a few weeks, apparently the first brass band-focused festival in New Orleans (can that be true?):http://https%3A//scontent.feau1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/53057849_350201285583500_8500506784417447936_n.jpg%3F_nc_cat%3D105%26_nc_ht%3Dscontent.feau1-1.fna%26oh%3Da97824dbbda4e22de657c9373a76b097%26oe%3D5D28D511
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 (eleven months ago) link
Oh well, it's this, but they haven't posted the full flyer/lineup on the site yet (just on facebook) -- http://nolabrassfest.com/
― change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 20:22 (eleven months ago) link
that is a highly new orleanian website
― adam, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 21:20 (eleven months ago) link
― change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 21:21 (eleven months ago) link
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 (ten months ago) link
Hallelujah, a new TBC Brass Band studio album -- https://open.spotify.com/album/52NjIcq4D5sNpzwPIUpV4G?si=OPC3hr1ETLyVFMNnBhe1LA
― change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 20:39 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months ago) link
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 14 July 2019 17:48 (six months ago) link
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 (four months ago) link
Oooh, I love a good battle
― change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 13:03 (four months ago) link
It was fun.
Brass and International band fest coming up in New Orleans looks good.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 11 November 2019 19:00 (two months ago) link
― change display name (Jordan), Monday, 11 November 2019 19:33 (two 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 (two 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 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fBuTK-E0gxo
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 23:41 (two months ago) link
RIP bounce rap artist 5th Ward Weebie. I think there’s a second line for him tonight
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 9 January 2020 22:16 (two weeks ago) link
Oh damn, really?
― change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 9 January 2020 22:23 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) link