Posts Tagged ‘Hypnotic Brass Ensemble’

Temposphere, KFAI 06/26/10

June 26, 2010

New music alert: Orgone album out now, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble EP out now, new Seu Jorge record coming soon! We heard tracks from each of these stunning new records on tonight’s episode of Temposphere along with plenty else including old school favorites like Curtis Mayfield, Elis Regina, and Kool & The Gang. A two hour stack of incredible music awaits you (2 weeks only!) at the Temposphere archive. The playlist, well worth poring over, is available there and here, after the break…

photo: Ruines de la bibliothèque de la Holland House à Londres, 22 octobre 1940, via (OvO)


Temposphere, KFAI 01/02/10

January 2, 2010

Records keep you warm! To all my friends living in 0 degree land here is a two hour musical space heater that you can pause and repeat as needed. Featured artists include Leon Ware, Mayra Andrade, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Chico Hamilton, Aretha Franklin, Gnonnas Pedro et ses Dadjes, the 13th Floor Elevators, and so many other luminaries… The show lives on as an MP3 stream for two weeks at the KFAI site. The playlist is posted there and here, after the break.

(Gloria Swanson as Sadie Thompson, 1928, from La Contessa.)


Global Beat, KFAI 11/11/09

November 11, 2009


Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jose Gonzales, The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Juana Molina and Baaba Maal were among the artists heard on today’s edition of Global Beat on KFAI. The show is available as an MP3 stream for two weeks at the KFAI site and playlists as always are posted there and here, after the break.

photo crop from a Monkey Business still found on auction at eBay.


Lagos Shake: A Tony Allen Chop Up

June 11, 2008

Since releasing Lagos No Shaking by revered Nigerian drummer and Africa 70 bandleader Tony Allen about 2 years ago, the UK label Honest Jons has commissioned a series of 12″ records by artists around the world that use the original Allen tracks as jumping off points for modern explorations of the Afro Beat sound. Now many of those tracks have been compiled for a new album, Lagos Shake. While the results are a mixed bag, standout cuts by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Salah Ragab & His Afro-Egyptian Ensemble, Mark Ernestus, and Warieka Hill Sounds make the investment well worth while. And the stunning cover photograph will strike up conversation when on display in your home.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

April 20, 2008

War by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Who wouldn’t love to stumble upon these guys busking away at some subway stop?