HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE
DJs: Scott C (the GOODS) / Paulo Superfly Goncalves (ParisDJs)
Friday March 19, 2010 – 9pm
le National, 1220 rue Ste. Catherine Est
Tickets $20 in advance available at:
InBeat (3814 St-Laurent), Off the Hook (1021 Ste-Catherine Ouest),
Triple AAA Records (6895A Ave Victoria / NDG),
le National (1220 Ste Catherine Est), Admission.com
Blending the better parts of jazz, hip hop, reggae, rock, and soul, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble weave walls of massive, bouncy harmonies into a completely new sound they call ‘Now Music’. Even after performing alongside some of the biggest names in jazz and hip hop – including The Roots, Talib Kweli, Tony Allen, Maceo Parker, and Erykah Badu – HBE manage to remain independent and fierce, true to the South Chicago streets that raised them.
They have created their own way both in music and in business, turning down major label offers to self-release four albums that have collectively sold over 500,000 copies and counting. Still, the credits keep rolling in: Hypnotic guests on two tracks from the new Gorillaz album Plastic Beach – one track featuring Snoop Dogg and the second Mos Def – scheduled for release on March 9, 2010.
Hypnotic’s eight brass musicians (4 trumpets, 2 trombones, euphonium and sousaphone) are blood brothers who carry the musical legacy of their father, living legend Phil Cohran (Sun Ra Arkestra, Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians). Touring worldwide, from Fela Kuti’s Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria, to London’s Hyde Park opening for Blur, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is currently the act not to miss. Get ready to embark on a full-body soul journey to the future of music. Don’t sleep.