Mister Dynamite

By
Jock McKenzie
Arranged
Price
£ 12.50 

Ba-Da-Boom Brass - A new initiative from Superbrass Music. This collection of 30 original compositions and arrangements has been inspired by the heritage and culture of world and historical brass-related styles. We hope this repertoire will prompt a growing inquisitiveness for brass players of all ages and styles, and was created with a brass club or gathering in mind. Set at a moderate / training band standard, these pieces can be played by a flexi group of mixed brass instruments plus assorted optional percussion. A minimum of 4 brass players is necessary, but the maximum is limitless. All four brass voices have occasional divisi passages; in these instances more texture and harmonic colour is added. In the instance of using just four brass players, playing just the top part in each case will provide a cohesive performance.

  • Part 1 – Trumpet / Cornet in Bb
  • Part 2 – Trumpet / Cornet in Bb
  • Part 3 – Horn in Eb or F / Trombone / Baritone / Euphonium
  • Part 4 – Trombone / Baritone / Euphonium / Bass Trombone / Tuba
  • (8va options for Bass Trombone & Tuba)
  • Assorted optional percussion - prioritise drum kit

Listen

Watch

Description

James Brown was a singer, songwriter and band leader. His voice was very much in the soul / gospel tradition, but as his popularity grew he started to Africanize his music by making it very rhythm based. Much of the accompaniment to his vocal lines required rhythmically interlocked parts and this in turn demanded greater instrumentation. The inclusion of a brass section within James Brown’s band was a major feature, paving the way for the Funk musical style that followed. Mister Dynamite was a nickname given to James Brown in recognition of his dynamic stage presence.

“This is joyous stuff; an intelligent, coherent crossover disc, performed with phenomenal punch. Brilliantly recorded too – what’s the point of assembling a collective of virtuoso brass players if they can’t make your ears bleed ?”

Graham Rickson
www.theartsdesk.com

“Superbrass is superfun ! This Phillip Jones-inspired brass ensemble based in London has recorded a remarkably colorful and engaging CD”

Lydia Van Dreel
The Horn Call Journal of the International Horn Society

“This is joyous stuff; an intelligent, coherent crossover disc, performed with phenomenal punch. Brilliantly recorded too – what’s the point of assembling a collective of virtuoso brass players if they can’t make your ears bleed ?”

Graham Rickson
www.theartsdesk.com

“Brilliant technique and superb artistry from all concerned.”

Denis Wick

“This intriguing "water-borne" voyage runs the gamut from more classically-tinged interpretations to straight-ahead and improvised jazz. Along that journey we are treated to a highly inspired and masterfully presented performance.”

Nicholas F. Mondello
Allaboutjazz.com

It is scintillatingly good. Superbrass more than live up to their name.”


Peter Bale
4barsrest.com

Related Styles

No items found.

You May Also Be Interested In

Vida !

Jock McKenzie
£ 12.50 

Casablanca

Jock McKenzie
£ 12.50 

Kwerkie's Sense of Humour

Jock McKenzie
£ 12.50 

Bierlander

Jock McKenzie
£ 12.50 
No items found.