Brooklyn's Breakdown Brass have returned with a monstrous cover of the Rick James classic "Mary Jane", a follow-up to their smash debut 45 "Monmouth b/w Next Episode" (Kept Records). The track blends their trademark heavy sound with the strolling soul vibe of the original.
The members of Breakdown Brass stay busy - touring and recording with Ikebe Shakedown, Antibalas, Lee Fields, Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley, Monophonics and many others. Led by Nadav Nirenberg on trombone, their unique combination of heavy Afro-Funk with the sizzle of Balkan Brass has caught the eye of Gilles Peterson, NPR, BBC and more.
Mike Buckley - Tenor Sax, Flute Ray Cetta - Sousaphone Vince Chiarito - Bass Jason Colby - Trumpet Sam Hoyt - Trumpet Raja Kassis - Guitar Kevin Moehringer - Trombone Nadav Nirenberg - Trombone, Percussion Morgan Price - Baritone Sax Chauncey Yearwood - Drumset, Congas
Written by Rick James, arranged by Nadav Nirenberg
Produced by Nadav Nirenberg Recorded by Vince Chiarito in Brooklyn NY Mixed by Jim Bertini at Galaxy Smith Studios, Brooklyn NY Mastered by Steve Berson at Total Sonic Media