James Danderfer | The Hummingbird Brigade

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Jim McNeely Rebirth Brass Band Youngblood Brass Band

More Artists From
CANADA - B.C.

Other Genres You Will Love
Jazz: New Orleans Brass Band Urban/R&B: Funk Moods: Mood: Party Music
There are no items in your wishlist.

The Hummingbird Brigade

by James Danderfer

Inspired by the New Orleans brass band tradition, this fun and exciting 11-piece group combines soul, funk, and jazz in the best way possible.
Genre: Jazz: New Orleans Brass Band
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Buy 2 or more of this title and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. South Rampart Street Parade
Share this song!
X
2:03 $0.99
2. Joy in the Streets
Share this song!
X
5:52 $0.99
3. Go Go Go
Share this song!
X
4:47 $0.99
4. Cheer Up
Share this song!
X
5:49 $0.99
5. Funny Faces
Share this song!
X
6:02 $0.99
6. Flash
Share this song!
X
4:53 $0.99
7. See Jane Run
Share this song!
X
4:37 $0.99
8. State of Ruin
Share this song!
X
4:43 $0.99
9. Let's Roll
Share this song!
X
4:14 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
(From the liner notes:)

There’s nothing like a good tagline.

If I need to explain the tone of this music to someone in a few words, I call it “New Orleans brass band-inspired.” Even though this music has been inspired by many different things, it’s a great tagline, because although people may not
know exactly what it means, they’ll immediately get a sense of what it feels like. Something engaging and celebratory,
soulful and full of life. And this alone is a testament to the legacy of New Orleans music, that the mere mention of it
will often make people smile.

Brass band music has a rich history in the Crescent city and their famed street performances have become part of the
city’s cultural fabric. Today, groups such as the Soul Rebels, the Youngblood brass band (from Oregon), the Stooges
brass band, and the Rebirth brass band all continue this tradition which combines Afro-Caribbean music, European
marches, and South American rhythms, with elements of R&B, funk, and hip hop to create something powerful and
all their own. The music I’ve written for The Hummingbird Brigade draws heavily on this exciting and driving rhythmic foundation and combines it with my own, more arranged style of composition. With so many great players in the band (11 to be exact) the clarinet is featured a little less in favour of showcasing different band members on each track. I go back
a long ways with most of the musicians on this recording (in some cases, all the way back to the beginning!) and I think
this sense of connection, and the joy from making music together really shines through on each track.

So please sit back and enjoy this album as brass band inspired music, as modern jazz music, as party music or even
“serious” music. Or never mind what it’s called and just enjoy.
—JAMES DANDERFER


Reviews


to write a review