Mnozil Braaaas

In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
~ Miguel de Cervantes Saaverda (author of Don Quixote, 1547-1616)

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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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Sample Mnozil Brass recordings here

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)
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