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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

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In the late 70's through the early 80's, all the brothers were born on the southside of Chicago, Illinois. Their family had a strong musical legacy that span the city. In 1986, their father formed "Phil Cohran and th Youth Ensemble". The eight brothers performed with their mothers, older brothers and sisters, as well as their father, Kelan Phil Cohran ( co-founder of AACM, Sun Ra's lead trumpeter, mentor to "the Pharoah's", later known as " Earth Wind and Fire"). After honing their technique on stage, the older brothers undertook music scholarship from universities abroad (Clark Atlanta Univ., Langston Univ.)

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2020 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide

Read "2020 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Believe it or not, it is that time of the year again! The holidaze are barely over and a new edition of Winter JazzFest is upon us. Knowing a jazz marathon is the perfect antidote to the holiday shopping and social marathons, producer Brice Rosenbloom and his cohorts have put together a program of gargantuan proportions. ...

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Better Than TV: Song From No Man's Land

Read "Song From No Man's Land" reviewed by Gareth Thompson


The children on this album's cover are shown enjoying a timeless street game. Such kids often play by their own rules--much like adult musicians, as Better Than TV proves here. A collective from Cambridge, UK, the band is led by bassist Sergio Contrino, whose Italian heritage finds an outlet on this eclectic disc. Song ...

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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble: Book Of Sound

Read "Book Of Sound" reviewed by Gareth Thompson


A group playing brass instruments in a New York subway once hypnotised a businessman. He was so mesmerised by their music that he stood listening for ages and missed numerous trains. Relaying this later to the performing band of brothers, he helped create their name. Book Of Sound is the second album by Hypnotic ...

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Live From Birmingham: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Erja Lyytinnen & The Impossible Gentlemen

Read "Live From Birmingham: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Erja Lyytinnen & The Impossible Gentlemen" reviewed by Martin Longley


Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Hare & Hounds September 29, 2016 The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble don't struggle to cram the main upstairs room of the Hare & Hounds, as now-regular guests of its Leftfoot promoters. Although now dwelling in Brooklyn, the Hypnotics mostly grew up in jny: Chicago, and seven of them ...

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Akbank Jazz Festival 2013, Istanbul

Read "Akbank Jazz Festival 2013, Istanbul" reviewed by Daniela Veronesi


Akbank Jazz Festival Istanbul 25,09-10.10.2013 Akbank Jazz Festival, 23. edizione, Istanbul, 25 settembre-10 ottobre, e oltre: rassegna di ampio respiro, quindici giorni di proposte tra jazz e dintorni, evento culturale che richiama uno zoccolo duro di aficionados, ma che sa anche aggregare pubblici diversi in luoghi diversi. Ampie sale ...

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Fly: The Customs Prelude

Label: Not On Label (Hypnotic (7) Self-Released)
Released: 2013

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Fire

Label: Not On Label (Hypnotic (7) Self-Released)
Released: 2012

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Bulletproof Brass

Label: Not On Label (Hypnotic (7) Self-Released)
Released: 2011

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The Heritage EP

Label: Not On Label (Hypnotic (7) Self-Released)
Released: 2010


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