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Rebirth Brass Band – Move Your Body

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“Hard as hell, free as a ray of light, there is not a band on earth that is better. Stunning.” – Flea, Red Hot Chili Peppers. Winner of OffBeat’s Best of the Beat Award for Album of the Year!

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“Move Your Body is a standard title for a brass band recording, but the Rebirth Brass Band is no standard band. Founded about 30 years ago by the Frazier brothers (Philip and Keith) and trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, the band is real deal.” -Will Layman, Pop Matters

“The group has just released Move Your Body (Basin Street), a welcome return to form. The nonet (three trumpets, two trombones, two drums, saxophone, and tuba) is a well-oiled machine at this point, and the purpose of this recording is summed up in the original tune, “Rebirth Makes You Dance,” which proves just how physically compelling an unamplified horn band can be, even while sneaking in jazz solos.” –Baltimore City Paper

“Adding to their vast discography, Rebirth Brass Band has released another jaw dropping, booty shakin’, and soul inspiring album. Properly entitled Move Your Body, this album truly keeps the party going as the momentum from their previous Grammy Award Winning 2012 release, Rebirth of New Orleans, set a new bar for their legendary group.” –Where Y’At

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“Hard as hell, free as a ray of light, there is not a band on earth that is better. Stunning.” – Flea, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Hailed by the New York Times as “a New Orleans institution,” the Rebirth Brass Band have been at the forefront of the brass band revival that they helped kick off 31 years ago. Formed by the Frazier brothers, Phil and Keith, along with Basin Street labelmate Kermit Ruffins in 1983, The Rebirth Brass Band has gone from playing on corners in the French Quarter to selling out concert halls across the world and appearing in David Simon’s HBO hit Treme.

Following the Grammy-winning Rebirth of New Orleans, Rebirth Brass Band is at it again with Move Your Body, an infectious, groove-laden collection of hip-shakers sure to saturate the dance floor.

Rollicking originals like “Who’s Rockin, Who’s Rollin’?” and “Take ‘Em to the Moon” reaffirm the band’s position as head of the brass throne while the rasta-esque “On My Way” and leave-nothing-to-the-imagination lyrics of “HBNS” showcase the unit’s talent for penning unabashed party starters. No band exemplifies the essence and soul of New Orleans like Rebirth Brass Band.

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Track List

  1. Lord, Lord, Lord, You’ve Sure Been Good to Me (4:55)
  2. Rebirth Makes You Dance (3:55)
  3. Move Your Body (4:59)
  4. Your Mama Don’t Dance (3:49)
  5. Take ‘Em to the Moon (3:32)
  6. Rebirth Groove (5:30)
  7. On My Way (3:30)
  8. Who’s Rockin’, Who’s Rollin’? (4:54)
  9. HBNS (4:30)
  10. Texas Pete (5:42)
  11. What Are We Gonna Do?/ Banner Man (7:21)

Personnel

Rebirth Brass Band:

Philip Frazier – Tuba
Keith Frazier – Bass Drum
Derrick Tabb – Snare Drum
Stafford Agee – Trombone
Gregory Veals – Trombone
Derrick Shezbie – Trumpet
Chadrick Honore – Trumpet
Vincent Broussard – Saxophone

Additional Musicians:

Glen David Andrews – Vocals on “Lord, Lord, Lord, You’ve Sure Been Good To Me”
Troy ”Trombone Shorty” Andrews – Trombone solo on “On My Way”
Erica Falls – Vocals on “Rebirth Makes You Dance”, “HBNS”
Quinen “Q” Spears – Vocals on “HBNS”
Travis ”Trumpet Black” Hill – Trumpet on “HBNS”
Dwayne Williams – Congas
Soloman Doyle Ill – Percussion
Javon Carter – Tuba on “Texas Pete”, “What Are We Gonna Do / Banner Man”

Credits

Produced by Tracey Freeman
Co-produced by Derrick Tabb & Chadrick Honore
Executive Producer: Mark Samuels

Recorded by David Farrell
Mixed by Tracey Freeman
Mastered by Vlado Meller at Vlado Meller Mastering, Charleston, SC
Assistant Engineers: Casey Contrary and Jesse Snyder (Esplanade Studios), Mike Dorsey (Music Shed), Jeremy Lubsey (Vlado Meller Mastering)
Recorded at Esplanade Studios (New Orleans, LA; January 27-February 2, 2014)
Additional Recording at The Music Shed (New Orleans, LA; February 9 & 17, 2014)
Design: Cynthia Kinney, kinneydesignfirm.com
Production Coordination: Diana Thornton, Crescent Music Services
Management: Howie Kaplan & Stu Shayot, Howlin’ Wolf Management, management@thehowlinwolf.com
Booking: Barron Ruth, Crossover Touring, barron@crossovertouring.com
Glen David Andrews appears courtesy of Louisiana Red Hot Records
Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews appears courtesy of Verve Forecast Records

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