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Baila los "Ides of September" con Lookie Lookie


September 15, 8 pm
@Accurate Records

Note set times: 9:30 and 11:15

We skipped playing at Accurate this summer because, as some of you know, it can get a bit hot up here. We did miss it, and we especially missed having you here. So the Ides of September will find us back in the loft with our two new members, Eric Ortiz and Edilio Bermudéz, and ready to BU-GA-LU.

As always, basic admission of $20 gets you in for an eight piece band, beer, wine and food. You are heartily encouraged to BYO and help the cause, and there are opportunities for you to ante up a little more loot if you can afford it.

Those with move to give have that option on the pre-sale tickets, too. The eight members of the band and the "venue operator" appreciate every penny.


Doors open at 8
Sets at 9:30 and 11:15

Vicente Lebron - congas
Jorge Arce - bongó, cowbell, guiro
Rick Barry - timbales
Ken Winokur - guiro, maracas, tambourine, claves
Edilio Bermudéz - baby bass
Eric Ortiz - trumpet
Ted DeColo - alto sax, flute, arrangements
Russ Gershon - tenor sax, flute, arrangements

Everybody sings!
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Bugalú para el siglo XXI (the 21st Century)

Lookie Lookie revives great 1960's songs by Richie Ray, Joe Cuba, George Guzman, Pete Rodriquez, Eddie Palmieri, Jimi Hendrix (?)...

Four percussionists, three horns and a bass, with everybody singing, means breaking waves of rhythm and melody.

And remember, you don't need to know the first thing about Latin dancing to shake your booty to Lookie Lookie. But if you are an expert, that will work too. And it ain't no crime just to listen: with eight fine musicians up there, there is plenty for the ears.
Note set times: 9:30 and 11:15
We skipped playing at Accurate this summer because, as some of you know, it can get a bit hot up here. We did miss it, and we especially missed having you here. So the Ides of September will find us back in the loft with our two new members, Eric Ortiz and Edilio Bermudéz, and ready to BU-GA-LU.
As always, basic admission of $20 gets you in for an eight piece band, beer, wine and food. You are heartily encouraged to BYO and help the cause, and there are opportunities for you to ante up a little more loot if you can afford it.
Those with move to give have that option on the pre-sale tickets, too. The eight members of the band and the "venue operator" appreciate every penny.
Doors open at 8
Sets at 9:30 and 11:15
Vicente Lebron - congas
Jorge Arce - bongó, cowbell, guiro
Rick Barry - timbales
Ken Winokur - guiro, maracas, tambourine, claves
Edilio Bermudéz - baby bass
Eric Ortiz - trumpet
Ted DeColo - alto sax, flute, arrangements
Russ Gershon - tenor sax, flute, arrangements
Everybody sings!
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Bugalú para el siglo XXI (the 21st Century)
Lookie Lookie revives great 1960's songs by Richie Ray, Joe Cuba, George Guzman, Pete Rodriquez, Eddie Palmieri, Jimi Hendrix (?)...
Four percussionists, three horns and a bass, with everybody singing, means breaking waves of rhythm and melody.
And remember, you don't need to know the first thing about Latin dancing to shake your booty to Lookie Lookie. But if you are an expert, that will work too. And it ain't no crime just to listen: with eight fine musicians up there, there is plenty for the ears.
Note set times: 9:30 and 11:15
We skipped playing at Accurate this summer because, as some of you know, it can get a bit hot up here. We did miss it, and we especially missed having you here. So the Ides of September will find us back in the loft with our two new members, Eric Ortiz and Edilio Bermudéz, and ready to BU-GA-LU.
As always, basic admission of $20 gets you in for an eight piece band, beer, wine and food. You are heartily encouraged to BYO and help the cause, and there are opportunities for you to ante up a little more loot if you can afford it.
Those with move to give have that option on the pre-sale tickets, too. The eight members of the band and the "venue operator" appreciate every penny.
Doors open at 8
Sets at 9:30 and 11:15
Vicente Lebron - congas
Jorge Arce - bongó, cowbell, guiro
Rick Barry - timbales
Ken Winokur - guiro, maracas, tambourine, claves
Edilio Bermudéz - baby bass
Eric Ortiz - trumpet
Ted DeColo - alto sax, flute, arrangements
Russ Gershon - tenor sax, flute, arrangements
Everybody sings!
_______________________________________________
Bugalú para el siglo XXI (the 21st Century)
Lookie Lookie revives great 1960's songs by Richie Ray, Joe Cuba, George Guzman, Pete Rodriquez, Eddie Palmieri, Jimi Hendrix (?)...
Four percussionists, three horns and a bass, with everybody singing, means breaking waves of rhythm and melody.
And remember, you don't need to know the first thing about Latin dancing to shake your booty to Lookie Lookie. But if you are an expert, that will work too. And it ain't no crime just to listen: with eight fine musicians up there, there is plenty for the ears.
Recent release:
Dingonek Street Band
Primal Economics


One of the really inspiring developments in this age of computer generated, rhythmically quantized music, has been the resurgence of brass bands playing every imaginable kind of music. Powered by human breath and muscle, they take us back even as they lead us forward.


Brooklyn-based, six piece Dingonek Street Band, led by trumpeter Bobby Spellman makes their entry with "Primal Economics." Influenced by Fela Kuti, Mulatu Astatke, Gangbé Brass Band, Ornette Coleman, Primus, Art Ensemble of Chicago, their debut recording shows strong, funky playing, distinctive material and an original style.


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Here's Dingonek playing
Brother and Sisters
15 Step by Radiohead

Recent release: 

Down Beat Magazine Editor's Choice for June:

Pianist Joe Bushkin, who died in 2004 just shy of his 88th birthday, was a musician for whom success meant making other artists sound their best. A composer of sturdy melodies and bright, uplifting choruses, the longtime Benny Goodman Orchestra member wrote songs for the film and stage that had a peculiar knack for launching careers and making names. (One example: His song “Oh! Look At Me Now,” as recorded by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in 1941, would become the first official hit for a young vocalist named Francis Albert Sinatra.) 

Trumpeter Bob Merrill, who apprenticed with Bushkin toward the end of the pianist’s life, honors the elder composer’s subtle but substantial legacy on Tell Me Your Troubles, an homage crafted with heartfelt reverence and respect. Aside from his own expressive trumpet playing and singing, Merrill has enlisted a roster of talented contemporaries to provide wattage to the filaments of Bushkin’s work. Vocalist Kathryn Crosby—Bing’s second wife—provides graceful vocals on “Hot Time In The Town Of Berlin,” while guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli and trombonist Wycliffe Gordon trade jabs on “Boogie Woogie Blue Plate” and “Goin’ Back To Storyville.” And courtesy of an archived recording, Bushkin himself appears on piano on “Oh! Look At Me Now.” It’s one of many enlightening throwbacks on this nostalgic disc. 

Elsewhere, speeches and testimonies, including one by Sinatra himself, provide additional insight into a musician—and human being—of great warmth and quick wit. (An anecdote by comedian Red Buttons tells of a time Bing Crosby offered Bushkin a sleeping pill suppository. Bushkin’s response: “Bing, I was up all night, but my ass fell asleep!”) Endearing as those anecdotes are, it’s the compositions—and Merrill’s fidelity to them—that serve as the most enduring memorials to Bushkin’s wistful genius. - DownBeat Magazine Editors' Pick
Recent release:
Brian Carpenter & the Confessions
The Far End of the World

The debut album from Brian Carpenter and the Confessions finds the leader's weary yet melodic voice carrying timeless tales of lost love, memory and desire, wandering lyrically across an arid yet fertile American landscape. Melding styles from 50's balladry to reverb-drenched spaghetti western music, The Far End of the World will appeal to fans of music as diverse as Johnny Cash, Wilco and the Velvet Underground


Joined by violinist/singer Carla Kihlstedt of the Tin Hat Trio for many of the tracks, and backed by an ace crew of Boston musicians, the Florida-born Carpenter unfurls an eerie and seductive tapestry of sound and words in songs that seem less like they were written than they emerged from an imaginary, vivid landscape.


Carpenter's work as a trumpeter in a quite a different vein can be heard on three Accurate releases from the Ghost Train Orchestra.


Buy CD, vinyl or MP3 download at Amazon
Buy LP at Allegro Music
Buy CD at Allegro Music


Preview song "Beautiful Jane" at Stereogum
Preview song "Savior of Love" at popmatters

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Listen to songs from The Far End of the World...
Popmatters previews "The Savior of Love
Stereogum previews "Beautiful Jane"