Shamarr Allen calls himself the best that’s ever done it!  That’s mighty lofty considering other New Orleans horn greats like, Satchmo and Wynton Marsalis; not to mention his contemporaries, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and Nicholas Payton.  He’s pretty dope, though!

subscribeAllen plays the trumpet and trombone. He’s also a self-professed BandHead by virtue of his Wednesday night set at Hi-Ho Lounge in New Orleans with DJ Chicken and Hamp Da High Stepper, the marching clown prince of New Orleans.

Here, Allen and his band, the Underdawgs, cover Dennis Edwards’ “Don’t Look Any Further,” with DJ Chicken mixing in Eric B. & Rakim’s “Paid in Full,” a cover of the same cut. Take a listen…