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|Dirty Dozen Brass Band|
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
Having dropped the "Brass Band" part of their moniker for their disappointing Ears to the Wall in 1996, the Dirty Dozen return to their former, fuller-named persona for Buck Jump. And it's a relief. The band is in full blo... more »
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Having dropped the "Brass Band" part of their moniker for their disappointing Ears to the Wall in 1996, the Dirty Dozen return to their former, fuller-named persona for Buck Jump. And it's a relief. The band is in full bloom from the opening, funk-fueled track, even if the old snare-bass drum marching format gives way to a more standard drum kit for much of the session. With production from John Medeski (he of the vaunted groove outfit Medeski Martin & Wood), the DDBB steps up to blow on a wild array of songs, from "Run Joe," long an item for Louis Jordan, to a feverish read of Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues." There's a great balance struck throughout the CD between the old school march-rhythm rave-ups and their more complex compositions that began coming to the fore on the excellent Open Up! Medeski has the whole party right in your face, too, from virtually the first seconds, when the horns blow brightly and never back off. --Andrew Bartlett
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Straight ahead jazz meets brass and creates Music!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After a disspointing release I was skeptical about picking up Buck Jump. I heard cuts from this release during Jazz Fest and decided it would be well worth it. I especially enjoyed the "Pet De Kat" song because I met this wild group during my Jazz Fest visit this year. I was very happy to see the energy back in The Dozen! Another great effort by the leading brass band of New Orleans setting yet another new brass standard!"
R. Davis | louisville, ky | 08/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"TUBAS AND ORGANS AND DRUMS...OH MY! THIS IS JUST A FUN ALBUM AND A DIFFERENT LISTENING EXPERIENCE THAN ANYTHING ELSE YOU WILL EVER, EVER, EVER HEAR ON RADIO. IT'S NOT P-FUNK FUNKY, BUT DEFINITELY THE TYPE OF FUNK YOU WOULD EXPECT FROM LIKE A MATURED, DEEP SOUTHERN, HALFTIME MARCHING BAND...WHICH IS ALWAYS THE BEST PART OF A FOOTBALL GAME, ANYWAY. GET THIS AND EXPAND YOUR LISTENING RESPONSIBILITIES...PLUS IT'S JUST GOOD."
This Album HITS!
Laurence | Somerville, MA United States | 01/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I know this band has done other albums before this. No doubt John Medeski on the organ and in the production booth helped these fellas out. This album will get your head noddin and is good for a road trip. I've seen them live in Burlington at Higher Ground and they were fabulous. I would recommend this to anybody who likes to groove. Also, the live album they did with Widespread Panic is no slouch."