The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Download
Feb 24, 2005Taku Taku (Kyoto, Japan)
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Download
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Total Length:
1:27:32
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Use Your Brain15:15
  2. 2Remember When / It Ain't What You Think13:30
  3. 3Bongo Beep03:58
  4. 4Junko Partner / Band Introductions08:24
  5. 5John the Revelator08:37
  6. 6I'll Fly Away06:58
  7. 7Pet The Kat12:15
  8. 8My Feet Can't Fail Me Now10:02
  9. 9Ain't Nothin' But A Party08:33
Item Number:
  • 20053246-7315-AD
Date:
  • Feb 24, 2005
Venue:
Sample this concert
  1. 1Use Your Brain15:15
  2. 2Remember When / It Ain't What You Think13:30
  3. 3Bongo Beep03:58
  4. 4Junko Partner / Band Introductions08:24
  5. 5John the Revelator08:37
  6. 6I'll Fly Away06:58
  7. 7Pet The Kat12:15
  8. 8My Feet Can't Fail Me Now10:02
  9. 9Ain't Nothin' But A Party08:33
Total Length:
1:27:32
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Terrence Higgins - drums; Jamie Mclean - guitar; Kevin Harris - tenor, vocals; Efrem Towns - trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals; Julius McKee - sousaphone; Roger Lewis - baritone sax, flute; Revert Andrews - trombone, vocals

The Dirty Dozen play for a lively and appreciative audience in Kyoto on this recording. The band is excited to be back in Japan, and frequently toast the audience with the Japanese word for cheers, "Kam-pai." The band plays for 90 minutes, including a brief encore, but based on the response to the query, "You wanna hear five more?," the audience could have listened 'til sunup.

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band has its roots in the early '70s, when various members formed the band out of the ashes of the Toronado Brass Band. Although they initially intended to do traditional New Orleans second line (marching brass band) music, the parade circuit where such bands performed was waning in popularity. This forced the Dirty Dozen to adapt with experiments in funk and jazz, like their cover of Charlie Parker's bebop tune "Bongo Beep," and their funky calling card "My Feet Can't Fail Me Now" (both included on this set). Their incorporation of, and collaboration in, a variety of styles—recently appearing on Modest Mouse's Good News For People Who Like Bad News, for example—has become a hallmark of their legacy.

At the time of this performance the Dirty Dozen was promoting Funeral For A Friend, which had been released in 2004 and dedicated to Anthony "Tuba Fats" Lacen, a legendary New Orleans musician who died just after the Dirty Dozen completed production on the record in January 2003. From that record, the Dirty Dozen plays "I'll Fly Away" (by early 20th century gospel composer Albert Brumley) and "John the Revelator" (written by Blind Willie Johnson in 1930), which is "dedicated to the late great, never forgotten, always remembered in New Orleans and around the world, the great Tuba Fats."

Sadly, six months after this performance, Hurricane Katrina struck The Dirty Dozen Brass Band's home city of New Orleans. Their most recent releases have been related to that disaster: They contributed a recording of Professor Longhair's "Mardi Gras in New Orleans" to the benefit LP A Celebration Of New Orleans Music To Benefit MusicCares Hurricane Relief 2005, and recorded a full-length version of Marvin Gaye's What's Goin On as their response to the devastation that clouded their joyous city.

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