Twenty Dozen

Title: Twenty Dozen

Artist: Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Label: Savoy Jazz

Catalog No.: SVY17891

Format: CD

Release Date: May 1, 2012


To mark their 35th anniversary, New Orleans’ Dirty Dozen Brass Band has released their first new album in over 5 years and their first new original music since 1999.  Time has not slowed the DDBB—this album cooks like past efforts. They are still the funkiest second line on the block, and have smartly avoided the trend toward hip hop that has diluted the music of Trombone Shorty and others.

There’s no need for serious discussion, this is a fun album that will ignite a party if played at sufficient volume. Hit play, mix your favorite drink and enjoy the summer (click here for the official video trailer).


Reviewed by Tom Fine