By Josef Woodard
Updated August 16, 1996 at 04:00 AM EDT

The party continues for what was formerly the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, with a gift from New Orleans to the world. On Ears to the Wall, they’ve streamlined their name and added bass and keyboards to up the funk factor, but the jubilant mesh remains, as on the splinkety ”L’Ascenseur.” You’ve gotta love any group that lets the sousaphonist give us some, as on ”My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now.” B-