Fri 22 Mar 2013 - 8: pm
8pm Nafsi Groove: A soul-fusion trio that jams out an eclectic, soulful set of original music. Based in Brooklyn, NY. http://ventsmagazine.com/the-kape/
9pm Trio Tritticali: String trio — Tango, African, Middle Eastern Jazz,- and new forms of music, original and standard. www.triotritticali.com
” Combining the exacting virtuosity of a classical ensemble with the wild improvisational edge of a jazz band, there’s no other group like them in the New York area….This group has the same kind of rawness but also the originality of the British art-rock bands of the early 70s: ELO, String Driven Thing, the Strawbs, etc….they wrapped up their first set with the title track to the album,” a funk sandwich,” as she put it, a suspenseful diptych that went out in an unamplified but still unextinguishably ferocious blaze of swooping, diving chamber-metal.” -Lucid Culture
“The J. Davis Trio make old-school, jazz based hip hop that will appeal to fans of A Tribe Called Quest or Jurassic 5…” – WLUR 91.5
12am FRED THOMAS TRIO: Fred Thomas has held the bass chair in the world’s premier funk & soul outfit for the better part of 33 years. James Brown’s bassist since 1971, Tearing into a mix of JB hits, plus blues & soul classics. ”Fred Thomas occupies a very special niche in the history R&B. As James Brown’s principal bassist since 1971, he participated in one the most prolific periods in the Godfather of Soul’s incredible career as
a member of Brown’s band, the JBs. In his trio, Fred is front and center singing, playing bass and tearing into a mix of JB hits, blues and soul classics.” played on hits such as “Hot Pants”, “Papa Don’t Take No Mess” and “Make it Funky (Part 1),” along with JB instrumentals like “Pass the Peas”, “Give Me Some More.”
Fred with James on Soul Train back in ’74 http://youtu.be/AsVyPAVBzRQ
Guitarist, Gabriel Caplan, has joined Fred over the past four years
backing up Daptone Label artist, Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens,
with recent gigs including; (2012) Great GoogaMooga; (2011) Bonnaroo
“Which Stage,” Winnipeg Folk Festival; (2010) Monterey Jazz Fest
Millennium Park (2009) Lincoln Center Songbook Series, Celebrate
Brooklyn opening for Burning Spear, (2008) WNYC Soundcheck, B.A.M.
Drummer, Tommy Greene, played in the original trio with Fred and
Hearlon “Cheese” Martin.