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    Our second slab of wax, featuring The Horseman by popular demand!

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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.

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.


from Mary Jane / The Horseman - Single, track released October 30, 2015
Mike Buckley - Tenor Sax, Flute
Ray Cetta - Sousaphone
Vince Chiarito - Bass
Jason Colby - Trumpet
Sam Hoyt - Trumpet
Raja Kassis - Guitar
Kevin Moehringer - Trombone
Nadav Nirenberg - Trombone, Percussion
Morgan Price - Baritone Sax
Chauncey Yearwood - Drumset, Congas

Written by Rick James, arranged by Nadav Nirenberg

Produced by Nadav Nirenberg
Recorded by Vince Chiarito in Brooklyn NY
Mixed by Jim Bertini at Galaxy Smith Studios, Brooklyn NY
Mastered by Steve Berson at Total Sonic Media



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Breakdown Brass Brooklyn, New York

Dirty Funk, Classic Hip-Hop & more from members of Lee Fields, Antibalas, Monophonics, Ikebe Shakedown, Sharon Jones, Streetlight Manifesto, Orgone, Duke Ellington Orchestra, FELA! musical, Charles Bradley, Slavic Soul Party, Valerie June and many more. ... more

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