On an unseasonably warm winter night, in the subterranean comfort of Drom, the Underground Horns(describing themselves as “a 6-piece brass band playing afro funk bhangra new Orleans Latin grooves and beyond”) came out swinging with a heavy fisted, heavy grooving rendering of Mingus’ “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat.” The arrangement was so unlike the original that one may have been taken aback, had it not been so skilfully executed and utterly enjoyable to listen to.
Date: Monday, April 11, 2011 Time: 8pm Venue:The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, NY) Ticket: donation Genre: French Jazz
Mademoiselle Fleur is with an interesting life story involving a journey from her native Morrocco to France and now USA… Mademoiselle Fleur performs some of the most beautiful pieces of French music (with personal arrangements) and enjoys to do this in New York, this jazzy city that is now her home.
2. Neighborhood Concert: New York Arabic Orchestra, featuring Bassam Saba
Inspired by Ornette Coleman’s Primetime, Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew, Moroccan Gnawa music, and Stanley Turrentine, we will be playing my original compositions, featuring improvisations by some of NYC’s most creative groove players. Avram’s Electric Kool-Aid featuring: Kenny Wessel (Guitar), Dave Phelps (Guitar), Chris Eddleton (Drums), Todd Isler (Percussion), Stuart Popejoy (Electric Bass) and Avram Fefer (Saxes and Composition).