Sunday, April 23, 2017

Rebirth Brass Band

A well known brass band that has been active since 1983, the Rebirth Brass Band, has positioned themselves as one a few New Orleans based innovators in the genre. They are considered one of the first bands to bring the funk influence to their music, and this "innovation" continues today. The band maintains a standing gig at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans which positions them as a true member of the New Orleans music community.

I've attached a spotify link to their 2011, Grammy winning, album, Rebirth of New Orleans, which contains some of the most traditional New Orleans style music I've posted so far. What I like about this album is the way they seamlessly mix elements of funk and other popular styles with strong roots in the New Orleans based tradition.

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