Saturday, April 23, 2016

Chiemsee Reggae: La Brass Banda

Every once in a while I come across a video on youtube that makes me rethink what we do as musicians. (See Below) It would be a stretch to call this tasteful brass playing, but does it rock, does it groove? For sure. This is a story not dissimilar to many new orleans/ska style brass bands.

But those features could be contained in the stylisms of what they are doing. What impresses me most though is the moments of call and response from the bandleader to the audience. This audience is nailing all of this and they are totally engaged. How do we engage our audiences in this way that we can make them this engaged with the music we're playing.

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