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CD Review: Underground Horns – a groove that seems to flow throughout its entirety contributing to the musical coffee vibe and making it the kind of music you can joyfully clean your house to

Underground Horns ALMOST BLUE CD coverArtist: Underground Horns
Title: Almost Blue
Label: selfproduced
Genre: brass band playing Afro-Funk/Bhangra/New Orleans grooves and beyond.

CD review by Dante Mann

There is something different about Brooklyn based brass band the Underground Horns and their new album, Almost Blue. It has a pleasing freshness, and part of that is down to the way they have blended New Orleans Jazz, Ethio Jazz, Afro Funk, and obscure hints of Balkan music. Their smooth blend of these genres brought together in a subtle, textured way, makes for a good listen all of the way through. The album features Welf Dorr (alto sax, bass clarinet), Patriq Moody (coronet), Kevin Moehringer (trombone), Andrew McGovern (trumpet), Channel Crichlow (tuba), Kevin Raczka (drums), and Okai Fleurimont (djembe, vocals, whistle).

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Concert Review: Underground Horns’ performance exuded superlative musical skill

The Underground HornsVenue: Drom (NY)
Date: December 28, 2013

Review by Dawoud Kringle

On an unseasonably warm winter night, in the subterranean comfort of Drom, the Underground Horns (describing themselves as “a 6-piece brass band playing afro funk bhangra new Orleans Latin grooves and beyond”) came out swinging with a heavy fisted, heavy grooving rendering of Mingus’ “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat.” The arrangement was so unlike the original that one may have been taken aback, had it not been so skilfully executed and utterly enjoyable to listen to.

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Music listings – 10/4 through 10/10

1. Deolinda

Date: Monday, October 4, 2010
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette St, NY)
Ticket: $22
Genre: Portoguese modern folklore

Deolinda – platinum selling Portuguese act who is rewriting the rules of Fado by injecting samba rhythms, bright colors and infectious melodies.  Their first North American tour brings them to Joe’s Pub this Monday.

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