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Critical Brass

by Hungry March Band

"Ridiculously cool local 24 piece "marching band". This feisty bunch gets down with some monster grooves, New Orleans-like funeral & marching music, foot-stomping cartoon-like hilarity, post-klez and other ethnic music mayhem. A complete blast." - DTMG
Genre: Jazz: Dixieland
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Jupanese Ju Ju
2:27 $0.99
2. Choli Ke Peechhe
5:04 $0.99
3. Bubamara
1:53 $0.99
4. Don Cosmic
2:56 $0.99
5. Topsy
2:25 $0.99
6. Bumper to Bumper
5:53 $0.99
7. Slow Retardé
1:40 $0.99
8. Disko Dzumbus
3:59 $0.99
9. Blue Pepper
4:05 $0.99
10. Vjerin Cocek
5:29 $0.99
11. Paranoid
1:40 $0.99
12. Montserrat Serrat
7:27 $0.99
13. Papa's Got a Brand New Pigbag
4:22 $0.99
14. Watusi
4:29 $0.99
15. Haitian Fight Song
7:20 $0.99
16. Underground 2004
4:03 $0.99
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Album Notes
NOTE!!!! FINAL 8 COPIES of this edition !!!!
There are no plans to repress this cover art.

The Hungry March Band, New York City's prized brass marching band, announces the release of its much-anticipated third recording. Critical Brass is a blistering collection of worldly beats echoing the streets of New York, from Sun Ra ("Watusi"), Duke Ellington ("Blue Pepper"), and even Black Sabbath ("Paranoid"), to Bollywood ("Choli Ke Peechhe"), Gypsy brass ("Disko Dzumbus"), and reggae ("Don Cosmic"). The album also contains original compositions from band members in an array of styles, such as the sensual "Monserrat Serrat," the swinging "Jupanese Juju," the swirling "Vjerin Cocek," and the grooving "Bumper to Bumper."

Produced by the Hungry March Band and Jason Candler, Critical Brass was recorded in June of 2004, days after the 25-member project returned from its first European tour. Recorded at Loho Studios on Manhattan's Lower East Side, Critical Brass features the splendid artwork of Williamsburg artist Troy Frantz.

Formed in 1997, the Hungry March Band is a socially active, community-based musical performing group. The HMB appears regularly throughout New York City, toured Europe in 2004 and has recently returned from a successful New Orleans Mardi Gras tour. A second European tour is scheduled for summer 2005.

Hungry March Band's vibrations of brass, flesh, blood and wood create a blazing entity like none other!

*** Please note - the selection "Underground 2004" is available ONLY as a download from one of the many on-line music stores that CD Baby distributes to. (i-Tunes, Rhapsody, etc.)



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first saw you at the art parade

inspirtational, brilliant

Chop Chop The Chimp

10 out of 10 chimps say "YES" to hungry march band.
I am just a chimp. Well...not really, but i wear a chimp mask and have a brain that functions little better than a chimp's, yet this much I know. My brain, heart and soul have been enlarged and enriched by the most recent Hungry march band release. The heavy, warm and thick beats, lined with the well recorded horns keeps my toes tapping and my body a-shakin'. If you like marching bands...whether it be DCI bands or these more underground types, you will like this -- probably even love it.
And as for CD Baby, and how well they took care of me in ordering this cd...well, were I a rich chim, I would be buying a cd from them everyday, just to remind myself that there are good service providers out there after all. Thanks hungry March Band and CD Baby.

Theerawat Saelao

A Real Kick for any Parties!!!
I could not keep my head still while listening to this CD!!

Catherine Burns

This CD is THE BEST!!!
In a bad mood? Put this CD on and your worries will be banished. It's just the best. I dare you to play the first track and not be filled with pure joy!


Soulful, foot-stomping, brass madness!
This CD contains magic. The Hungry March Band has taken the intensity and power of its live shows and packaged it into this CD. The spirit of the Sun Ra Arkestra, John Coltrane, New Orleans, Balkan Brass, and more, is in this CD. You cannot afford to miss it!

Beppe/Fiati Sprecati

Fantastico,above all per la vitalità: we will see early, I hope!!!


Everyday is a rainbow!
It's cold and rains alot here in the UK, and you cant get HMB cd's either :(, so lucky for me CD Baby sent this one quick. It is great and makes me happy. The sun is always shining when you PLAY THIS LOUD!!

Trisha-noelle Myers

Simply lovely
It was just amazing. I... yeah that's all I have to say. Amazing.


wooooow!!!that's goood!!
very very good, just like all the music you play!!!I can't stop dancing!!hope to see u soon again in Cagliari!!

Marcos Eliziário

Fantastic. I am from Brazil, Rio de Janeiro. But when I go to New York I will make sure to see these guys playing live.
Buy this CD. and never lend it to anybody or you'll have to buy iy again.