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|Rebirth Brass Band|
Feel Like Funkin' It Up
Many young, adventurous, and ultra-funky brass bands formed in the wake of the Dirty Dozen's explosive impact on the traditional New Orleans brass band scene. Of those, ReBirth was once the youngest, as has turned out to b... more »
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Many young, adventurous, and ultra-funky brass bands formed in the wake of the Dirty Dozen's explosive impact on the traditional New Orleans brass band scene. Of those, ReBirth was once the youngest, as has turned out to be one of the longest lasting and hottest. Their 1989 Rounder debut includes raucous covers of "Big Chief," "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead," "I'm Walkin'," and more.
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New Orleans, New Orleans, New Orleans...
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As teenagers in the early 80's, the Rebirth pioneered the spicy hot, undeniably danceable gumbo of trad jazz, blues and funk that became the modern New Orleans brass band sound. Following the lead of the Dirty Dozen, who expanded the brass band repertoire to include Charlie Parker and Monk, the Rebirth brought in the funk: from Professor Longhair to Fats Domino to Michael Jackson.Founded by Satchmophile Kermit Ruffins (who went on to record some fine solo albums) and tuba funkmaster Philip Fazier, the Rebirth defined what New Orleans ought to sound like. "I Feel Like Funkin' It Up" is probably their best studio recording. And if you can't feel this music in your soul; if it doesn't move you, or make you wanna move, you'd better check your pulse!"
Phenomenal New Orleans Jazz
P. Black | Tampa, FL | 12/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard of Rebirth Brass Band while at the 2000 Essence Festival in New Orleans and was instantly hooked! The next best thing to seeing this group live is to purchase their cds. I promise you won't be disappointed. At the festival, the entire room was on their feet--they heated the room us so much that shoes and jackets came off, and people packed away the facades so they can let their hair down and have a great Rebirth-inspired time. I was so impressed with the group that as soon as I got home, I snapped up every cd I could find. If you want to experience jazz that will have you snapping your fingars, bobbing your head and on your feet to have a funky good time, then I truly recommend Rebirth without reservations."
Great New Orleans Brass Band!
scsjr | Albuquerque, NM United States | 09/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Rebirth Brass Band is by far the best that I have heard in a very long time. The tuba playing is fantastic and energitc with creative bass lines that really support the ensemble."