Label: Self released
Jupanese Ju Ju; Choli Ke Peechhe; Bubamara; Don Cosmic; Topsy; Bumper To Bumper; Slow Retardé; Disko- Dzumbus; Blue Pepper; Vjerin Cocek; Paranoid; Montserrat Serrat; Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag; Watusi; Haitian Fight Song; Underground 2004
"Ridiculously cool local 24 piece "marching band". This feisty bunch gets down with some monster grooves,
New Orleans-like funeral & marching music, foot-stomping cartoon-like hilarity, post-klez and other ethnic
music mayhem. A complete blast." - DTMG
The Hungry March Band, New York City's prized brass marching band, announces the release of its much- anticipated third recording. Critical Brass is a blistering collection of worldly beats echoing the streets of New York, from Sun Ra ("Watusi"), Duke Ellington ("Blue Pepper"), and even Black Sabbath ("Paranoid"), to Bollywood ("Choli Ke Peechhe"), Gypsy brass ("Disko Dzumbus"), and reggae ("Don Cosmic"). The album also contains original compositions from band members in an array of styles, such as the sensual "Monserrat Serrat," the swinging "Jupanese Juju," the swirling "Vjerin Cocek," and the grooving "Bumper to Bumper."
Produced by the Hungry March Band and Jason Candler, Critical Brass was recorded in June of 2004, days after the 25-member project returned from its first European tour. Recorded at Loho Studios on Manhattan's Lower East Side, Critical Brass features the splendid artwork of Williamsburg artist Troy Frantz.
Formed in 1997, the Hungry March Band is a socially active, community-based musical performing group. The HMB appears regularly throughout New York City, toured Europe in 2004 and has recently returned from a successful New Orleans Mardi Gras tour. A second European tour is scheduled for summer 2005.
Hungry March Band's vibrations of brass, flesh, blood and wood create a blazing entity like none other!