23 Aug 2012

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

From RNZ Music

They've been parping and honking for 35 years so long-time fan Nick Atkinson tracked down band-leader and trumpet player Gregory Davis at his home in New Orleans, on one of his rare days back from touring. The Dirty Dozen spare-headed a brass band revival in the city, but don't think these fellows are dull old traditionalists. As local trumpet player Tim Stewart said "the level of funk they achieve is high".