Rebirth Brass Band’s rendition of “Bustin’ Loose” explodes with life. The life is found in horn kicks that splat gloriously out of tune and a groove that slops along with funk and swagger. The performance is anything but neat. It is a barbeque sandwich that drips sauce all over your t-shirt as you boogie down the street alongside this unstoppable ensemble.
What might stricter tuning and a tidier groove produce? Among other things, a performance that lacks the rich flavor and funk served up here. The rough-hewn nature of this performance is everything.
“I feel like bustin’ loose” — this the essence of Roughness.
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