FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
THE WEE TRIO: Live at SubCulture on June 6!
James Westfall (vibes), Dan Loomis (bass), Jared Schonig (drums)
SubCulture is located at 45 Bleecker Street, NYC, doors 6:30 show 7:30, $12-15
For more info &amp; TKTS call 212 533 5470, or visit www.subculturenewyork.com
The Wee Trio will be Performing music from their
critically acclaimed discography:
Capitol Diner Vol. 1
Capitol Diner Vol. 2 - Animal Style
Ashes to Ashes - A David Bowie Intraspective
The Wee Trio will be appearing at SubCulture NYC on June 6, kicking off a busy second half of 2013 which will also see the release of the band's fourth album, recorded live this past February in bassist Dan Loomis' hometown of St. Louis, MO, at the celebrated venue, Jazz at The Bistro. Look out for more news on this highly-anticipated CD release shortly!
More information on the band's critically-acclaimed recording, Ashes To Ashes - A David Bowie Intraspective: A short time ago, guitarist Cliff Hines brought together a cadre of New Orleans' finest musicians to perform the music of David Bowie. Among those assembled was James Westfall, vibraphonist/composer and one third of The Wee Trio. This idea of performing Bowie's music coincided with the groundwork for the band's third album. What followed was the recording of Ashes To Ashes - A David Bowie Intraspective, a deep exploration into the eclectic icon's music, and the band's follow up to their first two critically acclaimed albums, Capitol Diner Vol. 1, and Capitol Diner Vol. 2 Animal Style.
For David Bowie fans and jazz fans alike, Ashes To Ashes will exceed your expectations. The Wee Trio manages to reimagine Bowie's music while staying true to its spirit and energy. They simultaneously show their talent as jazz musicians while performing the music from the perspective of true Bowie fans. The Wee Trio also managed to showcase the versatility of Bowie's compositions and how amazingly well they transferred into a new medium. Simply put, they breathe new life into these timeless Bowie classics.
The Press Rave About The Wee Trio's Ashes to Ashes:
"The music makes a wonderful jumping-off point for these inventive musicians . . . a take-no-prisoners romp" - The Democrat and Chronicle
"Even among the inventive ranks of jazz musicians, the Wee Trio is a group of iconoclasts. The trio loves to play a style of music with bigger dynamics than most rock, more groove than a lot of modern soul, and certainly more excitement and accessibility than a lot of contemporary jazz . . . The Wee Trio's music moves and grooves, thunders and crashes, and caresses delicate nuances of melody too." - The Patriot Ledger
"an investigative vehicle which shakes with energy . . . inventive jazz which works on its own merits while retaining Bowie's spirit and self- assurance." - Audiophile Audition
"tension and interest with an unpredictable flow-a kind of hot-potato game in which the members take center stage by turns, constantly shifting the intensity and density and taking the occasional succinct solo. The familiarity of the melodies makes it easy to hear how inventively the group transforms the songs" - The Chicago Reader
"For immediate enjoyment, check out The Wee Trio's new release Ashes to Ashes - A David Bowie Intraspective . . . an enjoyable piece of work from a talented up and coming trio."
- Straight No Chaser
"exquisite interpretations of the familiar-sounding but otherworldly Bowie compositions." - The Indianapolis Star
"From its initial, very contemplative moments on through to its rumbling finale, 'Sunday' shows just how in command of the material they are. But it also underscores the ease in which they are able to turn a passion for Bowie into new ideas (rather than simply to echo him), to respect the footprint of the originals even as they expand upon them. Ashes to Ashes (available for purchase through the band's web site) is confidently, memorably, brilliantly exploratory - both familiar and something that stands all on its own"
- Something Else!
"Even if you are not a fan of David Bowie's music, The Wee Trio's exuberance and intelligent arrangements should please fans of creative music. Plus, the group really knows how to 'rock out!'" - Step Tempest
"the Wee Trio's third album, 'Ashes to Ashes: A David Bowie Intraspective' (Bionic Records), will simply knock you out. It's rare when an experimental jazz record makes one smile this much." - The San Antonio Express News
" . . . infectious . . . raucous . . . More, please." -
The Boston Globe
"Ashes to Ashes suggests that if you wash 30 years of glam off of Bowie, durable songs remain. . . . there's plenty of adventure and invention in these tracks." -
Press Enquiries on The Wee Trio, Contact: Jason Paul Harman Byrne @ Red Cat Publicity, 347 578 7601, [email protected]
Jason Paul Harman Byrne
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