Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Columbia, 2005CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 11.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Dixieland
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 4
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O’s Notes: These guys came on the scene in the late 1980s. They are a brassy octet led by Greg Davis (t). Their music combines New Orleans marching beats with an injection of funk and a dash of bebop. You can swing on vocal dance tracks like “That’s How You Got Killed Before” and work up a sweat with the super syncopated beats of “Use Your Brain”. You will hear their intensity over 14 songs recorded during 1989-93 when they were one of the most entertaining bands.