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 (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) -- http://nolabrassfest.com/
― 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
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 (eleven 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight months ago) link
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 14 July 2019 17:48 (seven 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 (five months ago) link
Oooh, I love a good battle
― change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 13:03 (five 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 (three months ago) link
― change display name (Jordan), Monday, 11 November 2019 19:33 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (one month ago) link
Oh damn, really?
― change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 9 January 2020 22:23 (one month 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 (one month ago) link
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 (three weeks ago) link
Just saw that. He got a second line ( video clip from someone is on twitter)
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 15 February 2020 18:28 (one week ago) link
― change display name (Jordan), Monday, 17 February 2020 18:42 (one week 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: http://nolabrassfest.com/
― change display name (Jordan), Monday, 17 February 2020 18:52 (one week ago) link
Also we're at Tipitina's the night before: https://www.tipitinas.com/e/save-our-brass-culture-foundation-presents-brass-fest-kick-off-party-94427514237/
― change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 16:58 (one week 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 (one week ago) link
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 20 February 2020 20:33 (one week ago) link
seattle and new york brass band: https://thewesterliesmusic.bandcamp.com/album/wherein-lies-the-good
― j., Thursday, 20 February 2020 22:23 (one week 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 (six days ago) link
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 17:29 (two days ago) link