Blast the Horns


For this New Sounds program, listen to the blistering horns of party bands from the world over.  There’s Afro-pop from veteran of Ghanaian highlife Ebo Taylor and his German band, featuring the godfather of Afro-beat drumming, Tony Allen.  Hopefully we'll hear something from the marching band madness that is the Chicago-based outfit Mucca Pazza (P.S. - you HAVE to check their outfits when they perform!), Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars, some Ethiojazz, and maybe something from Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy.

Also hear music from former member of Sun Ra's Arkestra, multi-instrumentalist Kelan Philip Cohran, together with the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.  Cohran founded the Affro‐Arts Theater, taught music in schools and in prison, and raised a large family - eight of his children are members of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble!

PROGRAM #3334, Blast the Horns  (First aired on 5/3/2012)                                                         





Ebo Taylor

Appia Kwa Bridge

Abonsam, excerpt [1:30]


Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars

Carnival Conspiracy

Out of What? [5:39]

Piranha PIR1902

Mucca Pazza

Safety Fifth

hang Em Where I Can See Em [4:44]

Electric Cowbell Records ECR703

Either/Orchestra w/Bahta Gebre Heywet

Orchestra / Live in Addis (disc 2)

Antchim endelela [7:27]

Buda Musique 860121

Ebo Taylor

Appia Kwa Bridge

Abonsam [5:30]


Various Artists: New Orleans Nightcrawlers

The Rough Guide to the Music of New Orleans

Hold ‘Em Joe [5:04]

World Music Network RGNET 1272CD

Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Kelan Philip Cohran & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Cuernavaca [6:38]

Honest Jon’s


Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy

I Only have Eyes For you

Lament [13:43]

ECM 1296