Experimental Brass Featuring Elephant Wrecking Ball

  • Tue
    Jul 08
    4:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jul 09
    10:00 pm -
    11:00 pm


On this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to some great experimental brass featuring Elephant Wrecking Ball's new album Barren Serenade. We'll also hear from Billy Martin's Wicked Knee and Moon Hooch. Read more about the albums and artists below:

Elephant Wrecking Ball is a trio composed of drum and bass duo Dan Africano and Neal Evans, and led by trombonist Scott Flynn. Flynn uses various effect pedals while playing his trombome to create "an amalgamation of heavy grooves, ambient dub and otherworldly sounds." We’ll be checking out the new LP they released last week: Barren Serenade.


Billy Martin's Wicked Knee is a quartet composed of trombonist Curtis Fowlkes, tuba player Marcus Rojas, trumpeter Steven Bernstein, and led by drummer Billy Martin (of Medeski, Martin & Wood fame). Martin describes Wicked Knee as “ragtime funk”, saying their sound “is cathartic, heart-based and primarily intended for situations that invite people to let go, throw down, get down and have fun. And we add avant-garde interludes as release and tension.” We’ll be listening to some of my favorite tracks from the LP they released last year, Heels Over Head, plus a few tracks from their 2012 eponymous debut EP.

Moon Hooch is a trio based out of Brooklyn consisting of drummer James Muschler and saxophonists Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen. All three met while studying in NYC and soon took to playing together on the subway platforms, creating a sound they coined “cave music”. “It’s like house music, but more primitive and jagged and raw. But there are no DJs or manufactured beats here — just one drum kit and two saxophones.” This September they’ll release their second album together: This Is Cave Music. I’ll be playing the single they recently dropped: “Bari 3”, plus a few of my favorite tracks from the eponymous debut album they released last year.

Stream it live July 8th, 5-6pm CDT (re-broadcast July 9th, 11pm CDT) right here on KRUU radio.