In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
~ Miguel de Cervantes Saaverda (author of Don Quixote, 1547-1616)
I’ve just discovered Mnozil Brass. These guys are phenomenal players and are also pretty hilarious. The following video will show you both. The group is named after a pub in which they used to meet while attending the Vienna College of Music. The oddly-shaped trumpet you see in the video still below, held by the group’s founder, Thomas Gansch–I think he’s the chicken in the beginning of the vid–is a horn he developed himself, known as a Gansch horn.
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Mnozil Brass is:
- Thomas Gansch (trumpet)
- Robert Rother (trumpet)
- Roman Rindberger (trumpet) (since 2004)
- Leonhard Paul (trombone & bass trumpet)
- Gerhard Füßl (trombone)
- Zoltan Kiss (trombone) (since 2005)
- Wilfried Brandstötter (tuba)
- Trombone Shorty & Wynton Marsalis: Trumpet Battle (talkingtrumpet.wordpress.com)
- Ben Crosland Brass Group: An Open Place – review (guardian.co.uk)
- Hello Pops! (A Tribute to Louis Armstrong) By Wycliffe Gordon (harlemworldblog.wordpress.com)