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Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Funeral for a Friend

Read "Funeral for a Friend" reviewed by Joel Roberts

Jazz permeates everything in New Orleans, a city where, as Sidney Bechet once said, “Music is as much of a part of death as it is of life.” Funeral for a Friend, the stirring new CD from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, proves that Bechet’s remark still holds true.

The Dirty Dozen, who helped ...

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Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Funeral for a Friend

Read "Funeral for a Friend" reviewed by AAJ Staff

After following the tradition long enough, sometimes you reach a point where you become the tradition. Such is the case with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, which has over 27 years and ten records occupied a central place in the musical life of New Orleans. At this point the brass-heavy group (the core here an octet) ...