The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Live: Mardi Gras in Montreux

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Not at the same level as their debut (My Feet Can't Fail Me Now), the second outing by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band (taken from a couple sets performed at the 1985 Montreux Jazz Festival), Live: Mardi Gras in Montreux is overly loose in spots and has some lightweight material that was better heard live than on record. The party music does have its strong moments, the mightily sousaphone playing of Kirk Joseph (who simulates an electric bass) pushes the group and the joy of the band is not to be denied, but "The Flintstones Meets the President" is only worth hearing once.

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