Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dirty Dozen

This morning, after shuffling through the depths of my Ipod's many forgotten tracks, I rediscovered a past obsession.  The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a revolutionary band influenced by the traditional New Orleans brass band style.  Founded in 1977, the group was the house band for The Dirty Dozen Pleasure and Social Club and began incorporating elements of funk and bepop into their music.  Today the Dirty Dozen enjoy global success and are praised for their energetic and innovative performances.  I've attached two videos- the first is an interview with one of my favorite volcalists, Norah Jones, about her collaborations with the band and the second is the tune "Junko Partner" from their album Medicated Magic.  Enjoy!


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