i don’t know about you, but i’m dragging a bit today. When this problem occurs, the solution is simple–i need some brass. DJ Expo scratches this itch on the latest ArtDontSleep podcast, featuring the works of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, a funky brass and percussion band of eight actual brothers from Chicago (plus one non-family member; nepotism is a bitch), headed by none other than their Pops, Phil Cohran, formerly of Sun Ra’s Arkestra. The just-over-half-an-hour journey is replete with funk, Nawlins jazz and even a bit of marching band goodness, along with heavy doses of wisdom from Cohran himself.
Randolph St. Swing – Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Ballicki Home – H.B.E.
War – H.B.E.
Marcus Garvey – H.B.E.
Water – H.B.E.
Flipside – H.B.E.
Rainbows – H.B.E.
Scrabble – H.B.E. feat Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (recorded live in LA)
Alyo – H.B.E.
Tema Do Canibal – BK-One feat Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Brass In Africa – H.B.E.
Africa – Sun Ra
White Nile – Phil Cohran and Legacy
The Dogon – Phil Cohran and Legacy
Unity – Phil Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensamble
Mushallah – Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Moments – H.B.E.
Spottie – H.B.E.
Black Boy – Hypnotic Brass (w/ readings by Phil Cohran)