Roaring Brass
June 10, 2012 5:42 PM   Subscribe

Recommend me some music with roaring brass.

I'm looking for music that I can blast on loud speakers and feel like I'm at a DCI drum corps show. (Sometimes actual drum corps recordings are too low-quality to do that, unfortunately.) Or artists like trumpeter Stan Kenton. (Maynard Ferguson is a little too screechy for me.)
posted by mcav to Media & Arts (21 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Well... Blast, naturally. DCI but with better recording, and only the best musicians.

Heavy symphonic stuff like Dvorak or Orff.
posted by supercres at 5:46 PM on June 10, 2012

This may be a bit afield from your request but when I saw the post title I immediately thought of Trombone Shorty.
posted by meinvt at 5:54 PM on June 10, 2012

I don't think this is really what you're looking for, but for sheer brass bombast, it's hard to do better than the last half or so of Elvis's "American Trilogy."
posted by Levi Stahl at 6:12 PM on June 10, 2012

Rebirth Brass Band
posted by goggie at 6:17 PM on June 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

Mahler 5.
posted by kdern at 6:24 PM on June 10, 2012

Estradasphere! Some members were in DCI.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 6:27 PM on June 10, 2012

Youngblood Brass Band!

posted by Fortnight Bender at 6:44 PM on June 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

Bullfight music! This has a lot of my favorite tunes in the genre, though I'm not familiar with this particular recording.
posted by Sidhedevil at 6:48 PM on June 10, 2012

Seconding Blast, which is saw in person and got on DVD for precisely these purposes.

You could also look into a bunch of wind ensemble recordings. You might really like David Maslanka's "Morning Star." There are some really awesome roaring moments in that one.
posted by jph at 6:58 PM on June 10, 2012

Rockit by Herbie Hancock?
posted by bendy at 7:07 PM on June 10, 2012

Seconding Youngblood Brass Band. The album Center:Level:Roar is what you're looking for.
posted by Adamsmasher at 7:40 PM on June 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

I find Blast to be cheesy, and sate myself simply with DCI CD/DVDs.
posted by rhizome at 8:37 PM on June 10, 2012

Mnozil Brass.
posted by ocherdraco at 9:16 PM on June 10, 2012

Sibelius's Kareliya typically has what sounds like an orchestra & a half's brass roaring away.
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 10:35 PM on June 10, 2012

The final movement of Mahler's first symphony (His fifth is good, too, as kdern said above. But the first has more of that brassy goodness.)
"The Pines of the Appian Way" from Respighi's Pines of Rome
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass's "Zorba the Greek"
Anything ever written by Sousa
posted by clorox at 1:34 AM on June 11, 2012

The Williams Fairey Brass Band - Acid Brass
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:37 AM on June 11, 2012 [1 favorite]

I've always been partial to The American Bandof Providence but the brass section contains my dad and my uncle and my brother and my cousin, so I'm not impartial.
posted by mkb at 5:18 AM on June 11, 2012

Any ensemble whose name starts with "Fanfare" or "fanfara" (warning: speed brass!)

Also, Tusk was such a big freakin' deal when it came out; I'm sure the production sounds good on a nice system. Or am I bein' cheesy?
posted by Rube R. Nekker at 7:58 AM on June 11, 2012

Earth, Wind, and Fire - In the Stone, Getaway
posted by chazlarson at 9:41 AM on June 11, 2012

Dexys Midnight Runners: Tell Me When My Light Turns Green
posted by Dr.Pill at 2:15 PM on June 11, 2012

Not sure if this is exactly what you mean but HaTapuchim (The Apples) are a really interesting, contemporary, Israeli band with a lot of brass
posted by taltalim at 8:37 PM on June 11, 2012

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