The Dirty Dozen Brass Band makes its sixth appearance on Mountain Stage,
recorded live in Charleston, W.V. Widely credited with revitalizing the
sound of New Orleans jazz, the band blew down musical barriers by
combining its love of traditional sounds with funk and bebop. Built
around the idea of jazz as a constantly evolving organism, the group has
shared the stage with Grateful Dead, Elvis Costello, Miles Davis, David Bowie, 2 Live Crew and The Black Crowes.
celebrating 35 years together, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band kicks off
this set with the dark grooves of "Blackbird Special," the lead track
from its first album, My Feet Can't Fail Now. But the remainder of this set is drawn from the new Twenty Dozen — including "Jook," which wasn't heard on the radio broadcast of this show.