Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Live In Concert 2013 marked three dozen years since the first incarnation of the group coalesced to resurrect a then-disappearing tradition — and infuse it both bebop and funk. Hear their danceable Newport set.
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The Dirty Dozen Brass Band performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.
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One of the original new-school New Orleans brass bands, a Dirty Dozen show guarantees a good time. This year actually marks three dozen years since the first incarnation of the group coalesced to resurrect a then-disappearing tradition — and infuse it with both bebop and funk. As with many a show since '77, there was dancing and handkerchief-waving aplenty, and several original members were present to anchor the proceedings.

Personnel

  • Roger Hayward Lewis, baritone and soprano saxophone
  • Kevin Harris, tenor saxophone
  • Efrem Towns, trumpet/flugelhorn
  • Gregory Davis, trumpet/vocals
  • Kyle Roussel, organ
  • Kirk Joseph, sousaphone
  • O.C Davis, drums

Set List

  • "Do it Fluid" (Donald Byrd cover)
  • "Blackbird Special"
  • "Tomorrow"
  • "Bestival"
  • "Get Up"
  • Medley: "Paul Barbarin's Second Line" / "E-flat Blues" / "When the Saints Go Marching In" (Trad.)
  • "Dirty Old Man"
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