Jambalaya Brass Band – On the Funky Side

The Jambalaya Brass Band is a New Orleans brass band in the vein of other revivalists like the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and they fit the bill very well. This album exudes raw energy, with upbeat solos, tight bass lines, and funky licks abound. K1 is a great overall showcase of the band’s talent, and K6 is nice with its spicy Latin tinge. No one song really stands out as exceptional, but the whole album is great fun. I’d recommend this for rotation, especially given the dearth of jazz records in there currently. – Connor McGowan, 2/19/2013

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