Press Comments on Whos Following Who

“The new album is fluent, groovy and shows once again the whole range of sounds that interest the Express Brass Band. And that’s everything from New Orleans to Lagos.”

Bayerischer Rundfunk (Jay Rutledge, Weltempfänger)

“Especially a community like the Express Brass Band benefits from global upheavals because it has cultivated the virtue of the welcome culture for years. And so their music history, which is an exchange, no longer builds chronologically on what has gone before, but the mixture across cultures and times is so highly reactive that the past becomes the present”.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

“…a relief, especially for all those who want to leave behind the sometimes rather narrow boundaries of the culture of the free state of Bavaria. That this works so well with the music of a Munich band of all people can be seen as a practical realization of the higher dialectic.”


Press Comments on Pluto kein Planet

“The collective experience transported by the Express Brass Band often gives the sensation of a shared ritual which one would hope to find in today’s world community.”

Süddeutsche Zeitung

“Plunge into tradition and swim out a little further – that’s what probably makes the Express Brass Band so attractive.”


“The CD „Pluto Kein Planet“ is meant as a gesture of sympathy towards those who are not adaptable and therefore rejected. Here planet earth can be felt in every nook and cranny: jazz, soul, Afrobeat, Maghreb-sound, Brazil-swing. This album is a journey round the world.”

Bayerischer Rundfunk

“One of the most fascinating contemporary bands.”

“A band that permits all of its instrumentalists the same expressive freedom: this self description sounds rather chaotic – not the tunes on the rarely published recordings oft he Express Brass Band though… Once again these musicians present an exciting musical journey to places where jazz, soul and Afrobeat form a wonderful symbiosis.”

Fuldaer Zeitung

“The Express Brass Band once again successfully reinvented itself. The group’s great enthusiasm and even greater non-conformity combined with a high dose of musicality are responsible for the fact that subculture is still at home in Munich.”

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