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From the album BAD BOYS OF JAZZ: 2020
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Music runs deep in the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Raised on the south side of Chicago, the band is made up of seven brothers, the sons of jazz trumpeter Phil Cohran, who played with the deep spiritual jazz, Sun Ra Arkestra. He trained them all to play their horns from childhood and instilled in them a profound sense of the spiritual roots of the music. Each morning started, with them all emptying their breath, producing a unified meditative drone. This was music very much as a transcendental practice. The brothers went from busking on the streets to working with some of the biggest names in modern music: Prince, Erykah Badu, Gorillaz, Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, Wu Tang Clan, Tony Allen and more. The cathartic energy of their live shows draws its raw power from this deep reserve

–– it is an authenticity that can’t be faked.

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