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Brass Funkeys: Rabble Rouser

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The 8-piece Brass Funkeys might draw on the traditions of New Orleans marching bands, but the group, which formed in 2011, is based in London and takes much of its inspiration from contemporary musics. This combination of second line, R&B, hip-hop and the rest is enticing: Rabble Rouser is a fine collection of originals and covers delivered with enthusiasm and musical skill--there's plenty of brass and lots of funk, too. From the first warm, fruity notes on “Goblins," ...