Rebirth Brass Band is extremely excited to announce that their latest record, Rebirth of New Orleans has been nominated for a 2012 GRAMMY for Best Regional Roots Music Album. It was produced by Tracey Freeman (Harry Connick, Jr.) and engineered by Chris Finney. Rebirth of New Orleans was released earlier this year on Basin Street Records to critical praise from across the music spectrum. For a taste of the album, download “Do It Again” HERE.
Hailed by the New York Times as “a New Orleans institution,” the Rebirth Brass Band have been at the forefront of the brass band revival that they helped kick off almost 30 years ago. Formed by the Frazier brothers, Phil and Keith, along with Basin Street labelmate Kermit Ruffins in 1983, The Rebirth Brass band has gone from playing on corners in the French Quarter to selling out concert halls across the world and appearing in David Simon’s HBO hit“Tremé.” It’s been a long road, but The Rebirth Brass Band has become one of the most beloved brass bands in New Orleans and around the world.
Since their founding, they’ve developed a signature brand of heavy funk that they expand upon on their latest effort, Rebirth of New Orleans. Opener “Exactly Like You” starts the album off with a rollicking, Mardi Gras stomp. “The Dilemma” and “Do It Again find the group locking in to a down-tempo, Latin-influenced grooves, anchored by Phil Frazier’s tuba. And “Shrimp and Gumbo” and “Feelin’ Fine” find the band effortlessly perfecting the New Orleans-style brass lines that put the city on the map.