The Jack Brass Band brings the fire with their first full-length CD, "Happy Hour".
If you love the sounds of New Orleans, this is the disc to bring the party vibe. Featuring 9 members (2 trombones, 2 saxes, 2 trumpets, 2 drummers, and a sousaphone), the JBB takes you from old school traditionals of New Orleans (I'll Fly Away and St James Infirmary) to the modern street funk.
Also included on the CD is "The Chicken" made famous by the James Brown horn section - but played with a flavor only the brass band sound could get.
Here's what the St Paul Pioneer Press had to say:
"If the weather in Minnesota can be as hot as in New Orleans, why can't the music? Well, it can, according to JBB. Appropriately titled "Happy Hour," the band's debut CD gives the listener 60 minutes' worth of hot, high-energy tunes that can hit with, well, brass-knuckles strength. These cats know how to use their instruments to their and the listener's advantage. Inspired mostly by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, but also the Beatles, N'Dea Davenport and other pop, jazz and funk acts, these 11 joyous and exuberant songs will surely get your feet moving."