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The Harlem Experiment : The Harlem Experiment

A sideline project for the likes of clarinetist Don Byron, drummer Steve Berrios, keyboardist Eddie Martinez and guitarist Carlos Alomar, the ensemble billed as the Harlem House Band on this anthropologic study-cum-old-time-party-record produces a grand old racket of information and stomping tunes. Their aim is no less than the re-creation of the energy once tapped by everyone from Cab Calloway to now-forgotten klezmer bands, inherent in the union of Harlem the civic state and Harlem the mecca of esoteric, rhythmic-centric musical culture.

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