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Roll With It: Brass Bands in the Streets of New Orleans

Read "Roll With It: Brass Bands in the Streets of New Orleans" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

Roll With It: Brass Bands in the Streets of New Orleans Matt Sakakeeny 248 pages ISBN: 978-0-8223-5567-0 Duke University Press 2013 In his fascinating book Roll With It: Brass Bands in the Streets of New Orleans, ethnomusicologist and journalist Matt Sakakeeny delves deep into one of the great institutions of American music. In this searingly honest portrait of 21st-century brass bands, Sakakeeny shares the stories of musicians in three contemporary brass bands: Rebirth, ...

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Rebirth Brass Band: Rebirth of New Orleans

Read "Rebirth of New Orleans" reviewed by Wade Luquet

Largely credited with the revival of brass bands in New Orleans, Rebirth Brass Band continues its tradition of bringing high spirited music to its band of loyal followers. Rebirth of New Orleans is a fast-paced, funked up horn party with a contagious beat that makes it difficult to sit still. Formed in 1983 by two brothers, tubaist Phil Frazier and bass drummer Keith Frazier, along with the beloved trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, Rebirth has been New Orleans' go-to party band, its ...


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