Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

  • Saturday | 17.05.14
  • 8.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • Chicago hip-hop brass band Hypnotic Brass Ensemble bring their incendiary live show to Band on the Wall on in May as part of their ‘Bad Boys Of Jazz’ Tour

    Back on the road since completing work on their new album, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble will be airing new material alongside crowd favourites ‘Kryptonite’, ‘Balicki Bone’ and ‘War.

    Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, are an eight-strong cohort of horn-playing brothers (plus one unrelated drummer), the youngest of some 23 children – the offspring of different mothers, but all sons of jazz trumpeter and composer Kelan Phil Cohran (a member of Sun Ra’s Arkestra)

    Together, they have formed a formidable reputation as one of the best live bands around and releasing 3 acclaimed albums on UK label Honest Jon’s Records. With a sound that calls to mind traditional New Orleans big-band jazz and nods to the avant-garde angularity of their father and his contemporaries, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are equally informed by rap, funk and hip-hop. They have worked alongside Mos Def, Prince, Ghostface Killah, Childish Gambino, Gorillaz (including 3 tracks on ‘Plastic Beach’), Damon Albarn, Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper, Chris Dave, Tony Allen and many more.

    “Beautiful to behold” LA Times

    “Their high-energy, New Orleans-inspired, gassy live sound is bombastic and funky enough to convert the coldest of cynics.” Time Out London

    “Underneath the hip-hop attitude, hints of a strange cosmic mysticism emerge” The Telegraph

    The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.