Came across the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble this morning and this tune has been on repeat all day as I drove around Austin getting all of my Saturday bits and pieces done. Amazingly powerful sounds.
Hailing from Chicago but reaching out around the world Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are made up of the eight memebrs of which 7 are brothers and they are the sons of legendary jazzer Phil Cohran (Sun Ra Arkestra, Artistic Heritage Ensemble, AACM). What a sound that these guys conjure up; energetic, passionate, and moving (emotionally and physically). "Music Medicine". Big time; this is why I love music.
Heres a New York times video with the tune and some info. on the ensemble.
Heres a clip of the tune live, with Mos Def on stage.