836 N. Russell St. / Portland, OR, 97227
Friday, June 14, 2019
White Eagle Saloon & Hotel - White Eagle Saloon
$10 in advance, $12 day of show
21 and over
9 p.m.$10 in advance, $12 day of show21 and over
Brass Band (LDB) deftly synthesizes the gritty sounds of Chicago with the high
energy second-line street beat of the Crescent City. LDB brandishes a powerful
brass frontline of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, with a funky backline of
drums and sousaphone. Combining the poetic ferocity of Billa Camp with stellar
vocal harmonies, adventurous improvisation, movement, and grooves, LDB creates
an infectious and diverse sound that has something for every listener.
Fresh off their appearance at The 2017 Chicago Jazz Festival, LowDown maintains
a constant performing and touring schedule throughout North America. In 2015,
LDB released an ambitious project titled “LowDown Sounds” that included a
critically acclaimed cameo by Roy Ayers on the track "Everybody Loves The
Sunshine." LowDown Brass is now set to begin the next chapter with the
release of their 5th self-produced full length studio album "LowDown
Breaks." This new offering steps deeper into refining their unique sound,
combining the hip hop sound with multiple world music and jazz styles.
"LowDown Breaks" sounds as if it could be comprised of samples – as
if every instrument came off an old soul record - the drum "break"
from a JB's record, or a horn blast ripped from an Al Green cut - and that was
the idea from the beginning. But there are no samples on this record except in
the transitions: DJ Alo (The Dread/Chicago) and Laelo (Sousa/Producer) sampled
the LDB horns and drums, cut up them up, replaced, remixed, and
create"LowDown Breaks." This concept is a nod to the breaks used by
the original DJs and producers from the Golden Age of Hip Hop and gives the
album a sound akin to "The Apache" or "Funky Drummer" while
always sounding new and fresh.
"Lowdown Breaks" includes several marquee collaborations with stellar
artists including: Chicago rapper Ang13 on "Cold Shoulder," Fada
Dougou on "Don't Wait! Right Now!," DJ ALO and The Dread on
"Ghost Town" and "Can I Kick It", as well as a remix for
the video for "Can I Kick It" by Nick The Graduate (Illuminati
Congo/Chicago). The album was tracked in Chicago at The Drake by Anthony
Gravino (Davy Knowles/Marquis Hill) and mixed by legendary hip hop engineers/
producers Alex Gross and Dan Zorn at Studio 11. As track #1 iterates – LowDown
breaks tradition, breaks expectations, and makes a break for your ears.
Brass Band is a AR Resonance Artist. All brass players play custom made
mouthpieces made by Antonio Rapacciuolo in Italy.
DoveDriver is the brainchild of guitarist/producer Teddy Presberg (www.teddypresberg.com). It is his go-to group to perform his original, experimental songs that mesh funk, soul, and rock. He has released records stateside on Ropeadope Records (Christian McBride, Snarky Puppy, Charlie Hunter and Medeski, Martin, and Wood) and also internationally with Timewarp Records. Presberg recently moved from Saint Louis back to Portland and can be seen performing in town and across the country with a handful of bands.
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