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MCR Jazz Fest: Funeral Band To Take On Club Classics

Imagine Louis Armstrong taking on Massive Attack ... 26 July

Written by . Published on July 24th 2014.


MCR Jazz Fest: Funeral Band To Take On Club Classics
 

NEW Orleans funeral marching bands; traditional processions with ceremonious horns and big bellowing drums to celebrate a person's life -noisily.

You’re likely to recognise Jazz maestro Louis Armstrong’s When The Saints Go Marching In, yet perhaps not expect the techno thrasher In Yer Face by 808 State.

Mr Wilson's Second Liners are a UK festival favourite and have been known to incite dancing in the streets. 

Come Saturday 26 July, the brilliantly bizarre musical coupling of Acid House club classics and funeral band marches will be flowing through Manchester City Centre's streets as part of Manchester's 12 day Jazz Festival (18 - 27 July).

The band, Mr Wilson’s Second Liners, will be parading the Northern Quarter in true New Orlean's style, while crowd-pleasing by performing Hacienda favourites over slow hymns before their live gig at Matt and Phred’s Jazz Club, Tib Street.


So, what exactly does an acid-meets-brass band sound like? We're told to expect a result of "joyful and compulsive noise with the big band sparkle of a Mancunian Sun Ra Arkestra." You know, the legendary brass band oldies of the early 90s? 

Lead by musician, Will Lenton, the troupe of distinguished Northern players joined together to form their unique funeral march band in 2012. 

Mr Wilson'a Second Liners are a UK festival favourite and have been known to incite dancing in the streets. 

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rinkydinkJuly 24th 2014.

Heard their version of Blue Monday. Awkward listening

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