Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Spottie (from Heritage 12″ 2010)
A take on one of my favorite Outkast joints by Phil Cohran’s offspring. One of my first memories of moving to Chicago in 2005 was seeing these guys playing on the street on my way to school. In fact it was the exact same spot downtown that they are busking in the above photo even. I think they have since dipped out to NYC but I ain’t mad at em. I try to keep my head out of my ass unlike most of the jazz community here, and so do they. Give me this over throwbacks to the holy ghosts of the past any day, with no disrespect to Ayler. From their new Heritage EP on Choice Cuts.