Rollin' finds the Rebirth Brass Band retaining their ancestral brass band roots while injecting funky youthful exuberance into a set encompassing traditional marches, reggae, bebop, and funk. Rollin' explodes with captivating solos and engaging ensemble playing throughout, maintaining the most important factor in this kind of music: keeping the second-line party nonstop. With Rollin', Rebirth continued to unshackle the restrictions that surrounded the more traditional aspects of the brass band genre. The majority of original material was split between tuba player/band leader Philip Frazier and tenor saxophonist Roderick Paulin, while the Joe Zawinul-penned jazz classic "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" is covered, along with the traditional "Just a Little While to Stay Here."
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AllMusic Review by Al Campbell