Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Audio/Video: hypnotic brass ensemble - free download

ChoiceCuts presents Hypnotic Brass Ensemble from Loughlin McSweeney on Vimeo.

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All band members are the sons of legendary Sun Ra trumpeter Phil Cohran. The group began performing together as children (some as early as 3 years old). In 1999 they formed what is now known as the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and have performed or collaborated with some of the greatest musical stars of the last two decades. From Mos Def to Maxwell, Wu Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah to UK superstar Damon Alburn, Erykah Badu to Fela Kuti's drummer Tony Allen. If you don't know these guys you're missing out
Some years ago I saw a show of the Youngblood Brass Band as a opening act for Mike Stern + Dennis Chambers and Erik Truffaz. The audience was a meeting between some 40+ jazz fans who came to stand around and watch the masters Stern & Chambers play and some younger folks like me who didn´t even know about the long carrer of these jazzguys. I got interested in the concert because of a Y.B.B. 12" with Kweli I bought a few days befor. What was a meeting of two worlds in the beginning, ended up as a sweaty, dancing bunch.
The energy you see in the video above remind me of that evening. It´s just impossible to stand still to these brassbands. So if you have the chance to catch one of them on tour, get there!
The freetrack (a cover of an outkast song. I guess from the aquemini LP don´t remember the title right now..) promotes an EP that features covers of fela, jay-z, Art Of Noise & Madvillan. (..One other thing, in the endnotes is written: producer mark murphy. Does anyone know if this has anything to do with the singer mark murphy? Well, propably not.. but also worth a click)

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