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The Reel Sessions

by LowDown Brass Band

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    When we first came up with the idea for the “Mini Reels” we thought it was just a good way for the band to stay active and create content consistently through the pandemic. We also saw the “Mini Reels” as a way to express our ideas and opinions on the times we live in. Looking back at the experience we realized the most important thing that occurred was growth. The growth of us as individual artist, human beings, and also our growth collectively. We became stronger. More focused. The journey of creating and releasing 1 New Song and music video every two weeks was no easy task. It pushed us to the limits creatively and personally when deadlines and fast turnarounds were staring us square in the eye. We had no choice but to deliver or go back on our word. The “Mini Reels” are a testament to the transformative power of art and how important it is to our development as human beings.

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    When we first came up with the idea for the “Mini Reels” we thought it was just a good way for the band to stay active and create content consistently through the pandemic. We also saw the “Mini Reels” as a way to express our ideas and opinions on the times we live in. Looking back at the experience we realized the most important thing that occurred was growth. The growth of us as individual artist, human beings, and also our growth collectively. We became stronger. More focused. The journey of creating and releasing 1 New Song and music video every two weeks was no easy task. It pushed us to the limits creatively and personally when deadlines and fast turnarounds were staring us square in the eye. We had no choice but to deliver or go back on our word. The “Mini Reels” are a testament to the transformative power of art and how important it is to our development as human beings.

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1.
I don’t really know if it’s worth it, Nobody really listens no more, Everybody thinks they deserve it, But it’s not like it was before, You only get out what you put in, So tell me what ya fighting for? This ain’t the time to get lazy, The devil’s knocking at your door, You only get out what you put in, So tell me what ya fighting for? No one said it was easy, But it’s all about the final score This ain’t for the press I am really not impressed I’m a stay on code With this money I protest I ain’t buying it Tell the bank to keep the loan It’s a new day put Joe Biden on the phone Talking big bucks Cause it’s all about a profit Gotta trade stocks cause this war is economic Civil war ain’t civilized Since we gotta survive You can see I mean business From the look in my eyes When you dream, When I dream when I dream Every night Every night every night Just keep running to the light, Yeah, I see the light Just stay strong Stay strong Take control, Took control And your worth they all will know.
2.
Paradise 03:02
Welcome to paradise my friend the water's so nice Come in Don't you worry bout it you will be just go ahead and sign there on the dotted line. Welcome to Paradise my friend got opportunities on end here's a little something just to ease the pain everything is cool long as you play the game pretend What’s the price of money Tell me what’s it to ya name To buy a piece of paradise And charge it to the game So how can I refuse When I got everything to gain Paradise is calling I move in and stake a claim Welcome to paradise my friend the water's so nice Come in Don't you worry bout it you will be just go ahead and sign there on the dotted line. Welcome to Paradise my friend got opportunities on end here's a little something just to ease the pain everything is cool long as you play the game pretend
3.
Truth 02:13
Only thing I know Is I ain’t gotta play a role My character is visionary I just stay in Vogue Put some thought into the fit Just like knowledge I acquire Took some stumbles long the way Got back up I’m still inspired When it all Falls down (Honestly I had to risk my life just to get this far) Will you stand your ground (Honestly keep beating that quota Brushing that dirt off my shoulder) When all you got left is you ooo Got some owning up to do It's time to See if you believe it's true (Let's Go) When it all falls down (Honestly keep beating that quota Brushing that dirt off my shoulder) And all you got left the truth All I got left’s the truth - feel me All I got left to do - really Stick to my guns like glue - hear me When all you got left is you - clearly when all you got left the truth
4.
Rain 01:21
The city on the hill Where they go to pass bills All the blood spilled For the flag I can feel Storming at the capitol But who they tryna kill The ones who want peace The double standard is surreal These politicians lie And they don’t think twice Since what they got to hide Is what we can’t see It’s more than meets the eye We can’t deny This ain’t a game We either rise to the challenge Or we die all in vein / It’s extreme I take pride in the truth to survive Every time I think about it I’m like why Why we scrambling for change Every time we stop and look up it’s the same Just like rain Falling Washing over me Taking the pains mountain From the river to the sea Just take me down and baptize me Let you loving set me free Just like rain Falling, falling Falling down on me Let your love rain down on me (Come on let ya rain fall down, let it fall down on me)
5.
Fight 02:09
Woooa oooo Wooa Woa oooo Woa Oooo Woa Oooo Ooooo Woooa oooo Wooa Woa oooo Woa Oooo Woa Oooo Ooooo I’m like a Phoenix from the ashes Muhammad do not call me Cassius The underdog is making classics I wasn’t missing what my path is Do the math this is what the last laugh is -yah I’m a maverick Fight the battle for the masses Judge and jury like I’m Mathis Most just looking for a scheme to get a bag wit I’m the voice of reason Through the madness Woooa oooo Wooa Woa oooo Woa Oooo Woa Oooo Ooooo Like a champion I went and did for the glory
6.
Ooo Ooo ooo Come on tell me you can feel it too The sun is breaking through the clouds now Cruising down the drive with top down Last winter was long one Fake friends you know I lost some somethings different in the air now I see so clearly The city shining like diamond The beach is looking like the islands We made through the isolation And now we’re ready Looking fresher than mofo Dressed ready for award shows There’s no telling where we might go Cause there’s no ceiling now... Got me feeling like I’m billionaire status Like I pulled up with some women who the baddest Like I came up with a plan that was global But I’m too real so I keep it local I’m guessing this is how it feels to a mogul Well I guess I’m in the circle Where I’m supposed to - yeah In my bag can’t top that Peep game let me coach you I’ll do the most to Grand Prix cover ground like a auto race Stir the wheel with the left see the audemar Feel like a royal In a foreign car Hit the Ryan like the autobahn - yeah This lifestyle is so easy to get use to This type of mind state ain’t nothing that I’m new to I’m gonna roll something then I’ll roll through Cause there’s no ceiling now ... There’s no telling what we might do You don’t know what we’ve been through Ain’t nothing but clear views Cause there’s no ceiling now... No telling where we might go Ain’t ever touching ground no We headed to the too tho Cause there’s no ceiling now.... Ain’t ever looking down no Only doing what I’m made for Catching my flying with the concords Cause there’s no ceiling now
7.
Gratitude 02:20
My momma told me I was great She kept food up on the plate And she never acted fake Ain’t afraid to speak her mind Worked on Wall Street for some time She from Harlem Went to college Just to elevate her kind She is, a strong blank woman You know she just Handle business keep it regal So I, I had to tell her that She the best So I dedicate the words up in this track I just really want to show gratitude Thanks for all the things you saw me through Let my words stand up and testify all that I am you’re the reason why Oh there is not thing you wouldn’t do Never have I known a love so true Help to see the god in me Opened up my Eyes now I believe never be the man I was before And the biggest thing I’m thankful for is you....
8.
Lake Of Fire 02:47
I’m Just tryna survive in a world That’s this violent Some are given wings But ain’t dream to be a pilot Our dreams have been deprived Ceased to be alive We ceased to see a piece But feasted on the lies We see that our streets are in decline The peace ain’t been here Just grief that you will find The release we been searching for Seems to be the kind That frees up the people From thiefs who do the crime You see how the streets Have been denied Now we see how deceit And beliefs do coincide Stricken by disease in the mind It’s too deep to be shallow When there’s grief all the time How many more people have to die Blood sacrifice to perpetuate the lie Looking for some peace but we won’t find none Lovers of ourselves turned our back to the sun Seekers of the darkness rather the light Fueling our desire in the cloak of the night Living in deception instead of the truth Trouble in streets we blame it on the youth You already know what happens to the liar They will be thrown in the lake of fire So much blood in the streets You can see the price of freedom ain't free I could lose my mind almost lost it Playing games cause they want you just to forfeit looking mad got some haters on the force In this part of town asking if I'm lost all the times I was feeling out of place all the times I was looking for a way The wicked take it far as it'll go when they show their true colors then ya know
9.
Opened Up 02:52
I’m in the front door stepping Exactly what you expect When basic ain’t an option There’s things that I can’t accept We got Friday night jumping We step in they show respect I’m In an all white suit They looking might break they neck Oh we making moves Tell me I’m not it I’m like what’s wrong with you Valet park and She step out in jimmy choos As the night progress It’s success Tell the waiter bring the check It’s Time to step come on They just opened things up babe So we’re heading downtown tonight Let’s put on all our jewels babe And we’ll be shining like two stars at night And we go left left, right right, take it down, make it right baby we gon dance tonight And we go left left, right right, take it down, make it right honey we gon dance tonight
10.
Glorious 03:22 video
So glorious, it’s regal this crown I wear Im so victorious, majestic I’m so noble like a warrior, a king I’m royalty it feel luxurious So glorious Make room in the Louvre for this masterpiece A renaissance man like you haven’t seen Naturally I’m actively blessed with gifts that I have to leave See my reaction I’m bout action To paved the way for those after me The lavish life is lavishly Not living your dreams is tragedy Not glorious too real to be caught up in this euphoria Squash beefs on my accord Just like accordions And it feels so glorious I'm Shrouded in Glory You've Witnessed my story I've learned from the past and I ain't turning back And I know I don't know all that there is to know but regrets I have none and I shine in the sun Cause I'm glorious glorious too real to be caught up in this euphoria Squash beefs on my accord Just like accordions And it feels so glorious I've made a decision a man on a mission I've fought through the night and now I see the light That the truth it is in me I'm all I need to be I have all I need here with in to succeed and I'm shrouded in glory you've witnessed my Story regrets I have none and I shine in the Sun Cause I'm Glorious glorious too real to be caught up in this euphoria Squash beefs on my accord Just like accordions And it feels so glorious I'm Glorious

about

When we first came up with the idea for the “Mini Reels” we thought it was just a good way for the band to stay active and create content consistently through the pandemic. We also saw the “Mini Reels” as a way to express our ideas and opinions on the times we live in. Looking back at the experience we realized the most important thing that occurred was growth. The growth of us as individual artist, human beings, and also our growth collectively. We became stronger. More focused. The journey of creating and releasing 1 New Song and music video every two weeks was no easy task. It pushed us to the limits creatively and personally when deadlines and fast turnarounds were staring us square in the eye. We had no choice but to deliver or go back on our word. The “Mini Reels” are a testament to the transformative power of art and how important it is to our development as human beings.

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released July 2, 2021

1.Search The Hills
(Music & Lyrics by A. Evora & S. Jonas)

2.Paradise
(Music by A. Evora, L. Loiselle, S. Jonas, A. Zelm Lyrics by A. Evora, S. Jonas)

3.Truth
(Music & Lyrics by A. Evora & S. Jonas)

4.Rain
(Music & Lyrics by A. Evora & S. Jonas)

5.Fight
(Music & Lyrics by A. Evora & S. Jonas)

6.No Ceilings
(Music by A. Evora, L. Loiselle, S. Jonas Lyrics by A. Evora, S. Jonas)

7.Gratitude
(Music & Lyrics by A. Evora & S. Jonas)

8.Lake of Fire
(Music & Lyrics by A. Evora & S. Jonas)

9.Opened Up
(Music & Lyrics by A. Evora & S. Jonas)

10.Glorious
(Music by A. Evora, L. Loiselle, S. Jonas Lyrics by A. Evora, S. Jonas)

LowDown Brass Band Personnel:
Anthony “Billacamp” Evora- MC Vocals
Shane Jonas- Lead Vocals, Trumpet, Keyboards
Sam Johnson- Trumpet
Andrew Zelm- Trombone, Baritone Sax
Matthew Davis- Trombone
John Barbush- Drums, Percussion
Lance Loiselle- Sousaphone, Keyboards

Also featuring:
Raphael Crawford- Trombone
Jess Anzaldúa- Percussion Tracks 1& 2
David Levine- Baritone Saxophone on Track 1
Chris Neal- Tenor Saxophone on Track 10
Brian Citro- Guitar on Tracks 2 & 4

All tracks recorded remotely during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Mixed & Mastered by Dan Zorn at Studio 11 in Chicago, IL
Produced by Anthony “Billacamp” Evora, Shane Jonas, Lance Loiselle
Photograph by Alan Maniacek Artwork by Chadwick

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LowDown Brass Band Chicago, Illinois

The LowDown Brass Band is a uniquely strong representation of Chicago Music culture. This talented all horn band leans heavily on dancehall and street beat rhythm, with the energy of conscious hip hop, jazz, reggae, and soul.

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