[Dixielandjazz] "Stomp" was (Dallas Brass)

David M Richoux tubaman at tubatoast.com
Mon Oct 19 21:29:08 PDT 2009

A group that combines both brass and percussion and dance/stagecraft  
with pretty good results is called "Blast!" They were formed out of a  
competitive Drum and Bugle Corps (if you are not familiar with this  
musical show concept, google:  DCI or Drum Corps International )

I saw them a few years ago in San Jose - a very good show!

Here is a good clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGkhiiM-KRg
and there are many other related clips.

Not traditional OKOM at all, but they are trying to take traditional  
brass band music to a multi-level high, and I think they do a pretty  
good job of it.

Dave Richoux (who was in the US Navy Drum and Bugle Corps way back -  
nothing anywhere near like this! )

On Oct 19, 2009, at 8:37 PM, Bill Haesler wrote:

> Robert Smith wrote:
>> Many thanks for the Dallas Brass video.
>> The concept reminded me of a video I have by "Stomp". Stomp don't  
>> use normal musical instruments, but they manage to introduce  
>> surprising elements as do Dallas Brass. Stomp use percussion  
>> effects using dustbin lids, pails, brooms, oil drums, playing cards  
>> being slapped on the table, accompanied by apple biting, footballs,  
>> etc.
> Dear Bob,
> We saw the stage show "Stomp" when it came to Sydney a few years ago.
> A great night's entertainment and completely engrossing.
> They even had, and featured, a kitchen sink!
> There is also a great Australian dance group (that came up about the  
> same time as 'Stomp") which gets similar percussive effects  
> performing in steel-capped work boots and clothing on building  
> construction scaffolding and equipment.
> We've seen this show several times.
> They also produced a film, "Bootmen".
> Well worth looking for.
> Here are two YouTube clips:
>   http://www.hlamgt.com.au/management/dein-perry-tap-dogs/
>   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmD4Ep2wxVQ
> Very kind regards,
> Bill.
> PS: Here is a link to "Stomp":
>   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDgRGutjc7Y&feature=related
> and something about the group
>   http://www.australianstage.com.au/reviews/melbourne/stomp-09-2470.html
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