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D-Town Brass / Golden Belt
Album:Golden Belt Collection:Out for Review
Artist:D-Town Brass Added:03/2017
Label:Hog Mob Muzik 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-03-15 Pull Date:2017-05-17 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:14 May7 May16 Apr19 Mar

 Recent Airplay
1.May 26, 2017:Rebop
Escape Hatch
4.May 05, 2017:Rebop
Slippery Monkeys
2.May 19, 2017:Rebop
A Close Call
5.Apr 11, 2017:Sunlight Sketches
No Lock, No Key
3.May 12, 2017:Rebop
No Lock, No Key, Same River, Once
6.Mar 16, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum
Slippery Monkeys

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2017-03-09 

Here’s a 15-piece horns ensemble out of Durham, NC, playing with plenty of groove. Instruments include 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, saxes, keys, vibes, drums. Not great, but fun.
Instrumental (except #5).

No FCC issues.

1 * Mid-fast. Bongo start; alto states a theme; full band follows. (4:26)
2 ** Mid-fast. Bouncy & syncopated. Nicely features vibraphone and perc. (4:20)
3 Mid-tempo. Loose random stuff. As the name implies, doesn’t go anywhere. (4:29)
4 * Mid-tempo. Dense texture of horns. Good sax solo midway. Chaotic toward end. (4:53)
5 ** Mid-tempo. “No lock, no key; open the door,” sung as an intro. Then the horns go off in multiple separate directions for an interesting, wild trip. (2:48)
6 Mid-tempo. Vibes, trumpet & drums to start; then everyone. A bit of incomprehensible vocal. Just ok. (6:30)
7 Fast. Jumbled and hectic (hence the name). Sudden stop. (2:57)
8 * Mid-tempo. Slinky clarinet lead w old-timey feel. Second half is fast, loud, wild. (5:21)
9 Mid-fast. Little melodic fragment goes round & round. Big loud tutti finish. (3:57)

Track Listing
1.Escape Hatch 5.No Lock, No Key
2.Slippery Monkeys 6.Camberwell Carrot
3.Slideways 7.The Hectic Metric
4.Same River, Once 8.A Close Call
 9.Zombie Rag