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The Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Mardi Gras In Montreux (Rounder)

J.D. Considine, Musician, October 1986

IF DECADES of drab Dixieland combos have left you thinking that the New Orleans notion of collective improvisation is mere fabrication, prepare to be converted. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is no Dixie band, but builds from the same aesthetic, namely the marching brass band format that led most musical processions through the streets of New Orleans.

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