Dirty Dozen Brass Band reclaims top spot on WEMU's "Sweet 16".

Sep 12, 2012

When The Dirty Dozen Brass Band returned to Southeastern Michigan for a show at The Magic Bag Theater, WEMU hosts seized the opportunity to play selections from one of their favorite bands of all times.  We doubt that WEMU listeners minded hearing the ensemble again, as the band was beloved at venues such as The Ark, The Frog Island Music Festival, The Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival and Sully's in Dearborn. 

The group has a remarkable history - remaining together for 35 years with the two founders, trumpeter Gregory Davis and baritone saxophonist Roger Lewis shaping the band's sound and in so doing, creating the template for modern New Orleans brass bands.  "Twenty Dozen" is a glorious celebration of their legacy, the rich musical heritage of The Big Easy and the bright musical future for musicians from the Crescent City.

WEMU “SWEET SIXTEEN” AIRPLAY September 3 to September 9, 2012:  
LINDA YOHN, MUSIC DIRECTOR

1. DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND  "Twenty Dozen"  (Savoy Jazz)
2. SHEMEKIA COPELAND  "33 1/3"  (Telarc)
3. TUMBAO BRAVO   “Casa Versailles”   (PKO Records)
4. RAPHAEL WRESSNIG AND ALEX SCHULTZ   “Soul Gift”   (Pepper Cake Records)
5. JOHNNIE BASSETT  “I Can Make That Happen”   (Sly Dog Records)
6. ANAT COHEN   “Claroscuro”   (Anzic Records)  {6}
7. JAZZ SOUL SEVEN “Impressions Of Curtis Mayfield” (BFM)
8. CURTIS SALGADO   “Soul Shot”  (Alligator Records)
9. CHRISTIAN SCOTT   “Christian Atunde Adjauh”   (Concord Jazz)
10. PAPO VAZQUEZ & THE MIGHTY PIRATE TROUBADOURS WITH INVITED GUESTS WYNTON MARSALIS AND REGINA CARTER  "Oasis"  (Picaro)
11. ANTIBALAS   “Antibalas”   (Daptone)
12. RONI BEN-HUR AND SANTI DEBRIANO  “Our Thing”  (Motema Music)
13. RANDY CRAWFORD & JOE SAMPLE  “Live”  (PRA Records)
14. HOT CLUB OF DETROIT   “Junction”   (Mack Avenue Records)
15. NICO WAYNE TOUSSAINT   “Lonely Number”  (Iguane Records)
16. LAKECIA BENJAMIN   “Retox”   (Motema Music)


~COMPILED BY LINDA YOHN AND DANIEL LONG