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Mary Jane / The Horseman - Single

by Breakdown Brass

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Mary Jane 03:33
The Horseman 04:30


Brooklyn's Breakdown Brass have returned with a monstrous cover of the Rick James classic "Mary Jane", a follow-up to their smash debut 45 "Monmouth b/w Next Episode" (Kept Records). The track blends their trademark heavy sound with the strolling soul vibe of the original.

B-side "The Horseman" blends heavy Afro-Funk vibes with the sizzle of Balkan brass-band music, featuring razor-sharp horn licks and a powerful sousaphone bassline. It has received rave reviews and airplay from NPR, BBC, and more.

The members of Breakdown Brass stay busy - touring and recording with Ikebe Shakedown, Antibalas, Lee Fields, Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley, Monophonics and many others. Led by Nadav Nirenberg on trombone, their unique combination of heavy Afro-Funk with the sizzle of Balkan Brass has caught the eye of Gilles Peterson, NPR, BBC and more.


released October 30, 2015

Produced and Arranged by Nadav Nirenberg

Mike Buckley - Tenor Sax (1,2), Flute (1), Baritone Sax (2)
Ray Cetta - Sousaphone (1)
Vince Chiarito - Bass
Jason Colby - Trumpet
Freddy Deboe - Percussion (2)
Sam Hoyt - Trumpet
Raja Kassis - Guitar
Kevin Moehringer - Trombone
Nadav Nirenberg - Trombone (1,2), Percussion (1,2), Sousaphone (2), Farfisa (2)
Morgan Price - Baritone Sax (1)
Kevin Raczka - Drumset (2)
Chauncey Yearwood - Drumset (1), Congas (1,2)

"Mary Jane" written by Rick James
"The Horseman" written by Nadav Nirenberg

"Mary Jane" recorded by Vince Chiarito in Brooklyn NY
"The Horseman" recorded by Thomas Brenneck at Dunham Studios, Brooklyn NY
Mixed by Jim Bertini at Galaxy Smith Studios, Brooklyn NY
Mastered by Steve Berson at Total Sonic Media


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