50. Jazzwoche Burghausen 2019: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Burghausen has been a byword for jazz since 1970. For one week every March, the small town on the Salzach river turns into the German New Orleans. Ella Fitzgerald, Chris Barber, Roy Hargrove, Chick Corea and Dave Brubeck have all performed in Burghausen. The annual jazz week is one of the biggest festivals of its kind in the world. EuroArts presents a series of live recordings as well as a documentary about the legendary Jazz festival.
The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is a family band, consisting of seven brothers, trained in musical instrumentation since they were young children. Their father is the jazz trumpeter and band leader Kelan Phil Cohran (Earth, Wind & Fire, Chaka Khan, Sun Ra), who subsequently formed a youth orchestra with his children, that now has become the Brass Ensemble we know. The family toured the United States performing original jazz compositions as well as covers from Duke Ellington to Bach and Beethoven.
By now the brother's sound has came into their own, adding a splash of Hip Hop, Rock and Reggae in the mix as well. Their undisputed talents caught the ears of other musicians, such as Brooklyn rapper Mos Def or UK Brit-Pop pioneer Damon Albarn, who featured the ensemble on his crossover project Gorillaz.
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble: Flipside, My ship, Menaj, War, Get The Party Started, Coffee, She’s Making It Hot, ACF, In the House, Encore: After Party