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New Birth Brass Band: New Birth Family

Read "New Birth Family" reviewed by Stephen Latessa


There are few musical experiences as visceral as hearing a brass band in full flight. Seeing a top band in person is a physically demanding bout with the deepest vibrations and the airiest calls. Perhaps more than most musical groups, brass bands can suffer when pinned down on disc. Not only does the listener lose the explosive sound of the live band, but the ritualistic drama the band summons cannot be easily captured. In avoiding these pitfalls, New Birth Family ...

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The New Birth Brass Band: D-Boy

Read "D-Boy" reviewed by Robert Spencer


This disc is a wonderful treat from the young (no one is over 31) New Orleans sextet that is reviving the brass band sound that came out of New Orleans and swept the country in the early years of this century. But the New Birth Brass Band is by no means a tired trad group reviving ancient licks. Each member of the ensemble plays with contagious enthusiasm and a delightfully ramshackle precision. Their solos are relatively brief, in the manner ...


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