Karl Denson and More Join Soul Rebels in Brooklyn
Photo by Dino Perrucci
Karl Denson sat in with the Soul Rebels Brass Band for the first show of their three-night run at the Brooklyn Bowl last night. Denson made his cameo in the middle of the set for “Night in Tunisia” and “Palm” before being joined by James Casey (Lettuce), Louis Fouché and Hailey Niswanger (Esperanza Spalding) for sax-happy rendition of “Pass The Peas.” In addition to the sit ins, the evening also included a number of choice covers like Bob Marley’s “Could You Be Loved” and an energetic, show-opening rendition of The Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).” The Soul Rebels also kept the crowd pumped up with various call-and-response chants, which are a common feature of hip-hop and brass shows in New Orleans.
The Soul Rebels will return to the Brooklyn Bowl tonight, where they will be joined by special guests Res, Pedrito Martinez and Maurice Brown. The Slide Brothers will open for them. The New Orleans Brass Band will also be at the Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday night, when they will be joined by special guests John Medeski and Igmar Thomas. Alecia Chakour Band will open for them that night. Tickets to the shows are $12. More information can be found here.