Artist: Underground Horns Title: Almost Blue Label: selfproduced Genre: brass band playing Afro-Funk/Bhangra/New Orleans grooves and beyond.
CD review by Dante Mann
There is something different about Brooklyn based brass band the Underground Hornsand their new album, Almost Blue. It has a pleasing freshness, and part of that is down to the way they have blended New Orleans Jazz, Ethio Jazz, Afro Funk, and obscure hints of Balkan music. Their smooth blend of these genres brought together in a subtle, textured way, makes for a good listen all of the way through. The album features Welf Dorr (alto sax, bass clarinet), Patriq Moody (coronet), Kevin Moehringer (trombone), Andrew McGovern (trumpet), Channel Crichlow (tuba), Kevin Raczka (drums), and Okai Fleurimont (djembe, vocals, whistle).
On an unseasonably warm winter night, in the subterranean comfort of Drom, the Underground Horns(describing themselves as “a 6-piece brass band playing afro funk bhangra new Orleans Latin grooves and beyond”) came out swinging with a heavy fisted, heavy grooving rendering of Mingus’ “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat.” The arrangement was so unlike the original that one may have been taken aback, had it not been so skilfully executed and utterly enjoyable to listen to.
Date: Monday, October 4, 2010 Time:7:30pm Venue: Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette St, NY) Ticket:$22 Genre: Portoguese modern folklore
Deolinda – platinum selling Portuguese act who is rewriting the rules of Fado by injecting samba rhythms, bright colors and infectious melodies. Their first North American tour brings them to Joe’s Pub this Monday.