Having celebrated its 25th anniversary on 25th Anniversary, the Rebirth Brass Band addresses the rebirth of New Orleans more than five years after Hurricane Katrina. Oct 16, 2017 Rebirth Brass Band on home turf at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans. Song is 'Stereo' from 'Rebirth For Life' album, 2006.
Whether seen on HBO’s Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, they’ve also extended themselves into the realms of funk and hip-hop to create their signature sound. “Rebirth can be precise whenever it wants to,” says The New York Times, “but it’s more like a party than a machine. It’s a working model of the New Orleans musical ethos: as long as everybody knows what they’re doing, anyone can cut loose.” In the wake of the sometimes- stringent competition amongst New Orleans brass bands, Rebirth is the undisputed leader of the pack, and they show no signs of slowing down.
Installing Garageband Jam Packs Online Games. Having celebrated its 25th anniversary on 25th Anniversary, the addresses the rebirth of New Orleans more than five years after Hurricane Katrina on Rebirth of New Orleans. The group had moved stylistically from its traditional N.O. Marching band roots to something of a rap and hip-hop phase, but appropriate to the theme of rebirth, this album returns to a traditional approach, starting with 'Exactly Like You,' an old standard. Other songs are originals, but they are in the tradition, with most of the material being either outright instrumentals or essentially instrumental, with roughly chanted group vocals. Drummer Derrick Tabb plays in assertive marching tempos, and the veteran brass players execute complicated arrangements.
This is the sound of the returning to fundamentals and starting over, just as their hometown was forced to do. ~ William Ruhlmann.