MP3 Brass Monkey Brass Band - Live in Time and Space
The West Coast''s premire brass band serves up their irrepressible, deep-in-the-pocket grooves through a menu of tasty originals & off-the-wall covers, all wrapped around the funky essence of the traditional New Orleans brass band.
7 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Weird Jazz, URBAN/R&B: Funk
Relentless drums, rumbling tuba, and wailing horns...nothing kicks the party into high gear like a smokin'' brass band! Now you don''t have to trek to New Orleans to catch second-line fever - the San Francisco''s own BRASS MONKEY BRASS BAND brings the infectious energy and funky good time of Mardi Gras to the West Coast and beyond.
Brass Monkey is a powerhouse of second-line brass energy in the style of New Orleans'' own Dirty Dozen, Rebirth and other brass bands, with a traditional lineup of tuba, saxes, trumpets, trombones, bass drum and snare. Brass Monkey''s wide repertoire ranges from New Orleans second-line classics like "When The Saints Go Marching In" to danceable favorites by a variety of artists from Led Zeppelin to Stevie Wonder, plus their own irrepressibly funky originals.
Brass Monkey was formed to play a Fat Tuesday party in 1999 by Bay Area tuba man Jon Birdsong (Beck, Victoria Williams) and drummer Kevin Stevens. The band was an instant hit - thrilling Bay Area listeners who demanded more shows and word began to spread about the fact that Brass Monkey''s high-octane, highly danceable shows were not to be missed. This all-star 8-piece unit''s members have backgrounds as varied as Brass Monkey''s music. BMBB''s members have performed with the likes of Barnum and Bailey Circus, Santana, KC and the Sunshine Band, Pharoah Sanders, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Cannonball, Marcus Shelby Orchestra, Polkacide, Casino Royale and The New Morty Show.
BMBB has shared the stage with Bobby McFerrin, The Wild Magnolias, and Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters.) and split the bill with John Fogerty, Dr. John, Marcia Ball, Project Object, Rebirth Brass Band.
Music from BMBB''s debut CD, Live in Time and Space, has won critical praise and radio play in the US and Europe and was featured in a Summer ''02 country wide campaign for Coca-Cola in Italy during the World Cup. This CD continues to receive national airplay on a wide variety of AAA, NPR-affiliated, college, listener supported and community stations.
The band''s 2nd CD, The Highest Good, has been 2 years in the making and is do out in late 2004.