Genre: Experimental / Hip Hop / Jazz
Location Madison, Wisconsin, US
Profile Views: 700306
Last Login: 12/18/2012
Member Since 7/17/2005
Record Label layered music - www.layered.org
Type of Label Indie
BioGlobe-trotting riot jazzers Youngblood Brass Band are focused on creating consistently progressive, raw, acoustic music. The nine-member ensemble, born in Wisconsin, now hails from all over the United States (New York, NY / Corpus Christi, TX / New Orleans, LA / Chicago, IL / Madison, WI)... .. They have been touring throughout Europe and the States for the past five years, performing in over fifteen countries and featured at the biggest music festivals in the world: Roskilde, Glastonbury, North Sea Jazz, Blue Note, WOMAD, etc. Their intense on-stage aesthetic secured their status as an incredible group to see live whether in an intimate small club setting or an international festival stage. .. .. YBB's debut album 'Unlearn' was released in 2000, featuring collaborations with Talib Kweli, Mike Ladd, DJ Skooly and ex-Frank Zappa vocalist Ike Willis. This led to a record deal with Ozone Music (NYC), the revolutionary avant-hiphop label that introduced the poetic talents and radical aims of Company Flow (El-P), Mike Ladd, Antipop Consortium and Saul Williams among others. Their follow-up in 2003 (Center:Level:Roar) was released to international acclaim and had them trekking around the globe to nearly sold out audiences everywhere. Youngblood's new album 'Is That a Riot?' is their most ground-breaking, experimental music to date (and their first studio record in 3 years), featuring new players, all original compositions from multiple band members, and the music being taken to its dynamic, timbral and beat-driven extremes. .. .. Youngblood are now primed for an even bigger stage with the launch of their record label Layered Music. Layered Music is a division of Layered Arts Collective, based in Madison, Wisconsin. This organization functions as an independent record label, literature and sheet music publishing company, recording studio and forum for like-minded artists/students/educators, working together to build a community focused providing the populace with arts and education-related opportunities. Songs from the Youngblood catalogue are now available as marching and big band arrangements through Warner Bros. Publications, in addition to verbatim song transcriptions (coming soon) from all their past albums. .. .. Youngblood also conducts a large number of educational visits in addition to their usual club and festival tours. These include performances, workshops, lectures and masterclasses for students ranging from middle school to grad-student level, on subjects ranging from New Orleans brass band history, jazz improvisation, ensemble playing, groove- and sample-based idioms, hiphop culture, african diasporic music, independent music business, culture-clash/genre-bending, creative thought processes and more. If you attend or direct at a school that is interested in hosting Youngblood, please contact YoungBlood at email@example.com. Remember, there must be genuine interest in bringing the group to your institution on the part of directors/professors/deans/teachers. There are educational packets available for interested educators and students. .. .. Youngblood also always has free promo copies of records for in-store play at mom-and-pop/independent record stores and for community/college radio station dj's. Simply email them and they'll hook you up. .. .. With a brand new record label, flourishing local arts collective, DIY/keep-it-independent attitude, worldwide educational aim and incredible stage performances, Youngblood Brass Band are making it happen. .. .. We will do what we must. Thanks for listening.
MembersAny/Most of the following: .. D.H. Skogen - percussion/vocals .. Tom Reschke - percussion .. Conor Elmes - percussion .. Moses Patrou - percussion .. Arian Macklin - sousaphone .. Charley Wagner - trumpet .. Mike Boman - trumpet .. Tony Barba - saxophones .. Zach Lucas - saxophones .. Joe Goltz - trombone .. Matt Hanzelka - trombone..
InfluencesFugazi, Stevie Wonder, KRS-One, Four Tet, Timbalada, Los Munequitos de Matanzas, Public Enemy, Soul Rebels, Rebirth Brass Band, Mike Ladd, Beans, Sonic Sum, Saul Williams, The Coltrane Quartet, Bjork, Radiohead, Q and not U, Cougar, Iron and Wine, Califone, Sufjan Stevens, Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, Maceo Parker, Mission, Johnny Cash, DJ Vadim, Johnny Hartman, Black Star, Talib Kweli, Michael Jackson, Birth, Brian Blade, Roots Manuva, Tortoise, Oval, Telefon Tel Aviv, Ted Leo, Tied and Tickled Trio, The Inbetweens, Trizzo, Scattershot, Amelia Royko, most anything on SubPop, Kill Rock Stars, Ninja Tune, Warp, MoWax, Anti, Thrill Jockey, Touch and Go, Morr Music, Domino, DefJux/Ozone, Kranky, Hefty or Dischord Records.
Sounds LikeRiot Jazz. Post-Hype. Drum Corps Punk. Freakout. 5 brass, 3 drummers, a sousaphone and an MC making as much noise as possible. Public Enemy and Antibalas hooking up in Cuba to talk about improvised music, the weather in Bahia...and later swimming to New Orleans on principle. If KRS-One and Professor Longhair needed a backup band.
5 Songs | Sep 21, 2008