Hungry March Band – Running Through with the Sadness (Imaginator Records, 2018)
Hungry March Band has the format of a classic American marching band with a large brass section and drums. However, their sound and look is totally different from school marching bands. Hungry March Band’s foundation is jazz and improvisation. However, this group of men and women in colorful clothes have an eclectic taste, incorporating world music which they perform at street events and concert venues.
Running Through with the Sadness has structured musical pieces and improvisation as well. The global music influences include fast faced Dominican merengue, Malian Wassulu music, irresistible ska, New Orleans-style funk, Latin jazz and more.
The musicians featured in Running Through with the Sadness include Emily Fairey on tenor saxophone; Sasha Sumner on soprano; Jason Candler on alto and baritone saxophone; Tove Langhof on tenor saxophone; Okkon Tomohiko Yokoyama on alto saxophone; Phillippe Boyer on tenor saxophone; Cousin John Heyenga, Jeremy Mushlin, John Waters and Jennifer Harder on trumpets; Sebastian Isler, Cecil Scheib and Kevin Virgilio on trombones; Tom Abbs and Ben Fausch on sousaphones; Kris Anton and Anders Nelson on snare drum; David Rogers-Berry on bass drum; Samantha Tsistinas on cymbals; Adam Loudermilk on hand percussion; Sara Valentine on clave, cowbell; and Theresa Westerdahl on tambourine.
Running Through with the Sadness is a hip-shaking, toe-tapping wild brass ride through the world of jazz and global rhythms.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.