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The Beef Brigade

The Beef Brigade, a funk tune for mixed ensemble, was composed in 2013 for the Genkin Philharmonic, and is a kind of companion piece to an earlier jazz-funk piece I composed in 2006 entitled “Gonzo on Manzo”. My last name (Rindfleisch) is the German word for “Beef”. “Manzo” is the Italian word for “Beef”. Hence, “The Beef Brigade’s” ¬†fundamental connection to “Gonzo on Manzo”. In this case, The Beef Brigade is composed for the singular style of the Genkin musicians- an ensemble with a very “Frank Zappa” inspired approach to music-making.

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