Mon, July 24, 2017
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2017-07-24 7:00 pm
Ben Perowsky's "3 Is A Magic Number" Residency at The Falcon
"3 is a Magic Number", especially when it come to Jazz Trios. The Falcon invites legendary drummer and percussionist Ben Perowsky and his extraordinary friends for a month of Monday night trio sessions!
This Week Features: Ben Perowsky, Matt Munisteri & Danton Boller
Perowsky’s notable career has placed him among a small vanguard of players able to move between jazz, experimental music and cutting edge pop and rock. He cut his teeth as a youth playing drums for the likes of Rickie Lee Jones, John Cale, Roy Ayers, James Moody, Bob Berg and Mike Stern. Ben broke ground driving back beats for NY bands Elysian Fields and Joan as Policewoman as well as John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards.
He co-founded the electric jazz group Lost Tribe and has continued to record and perform with pop and jazz legends such as John Scofield, Belle and Sebastian, John Zorn, Dave Douglas, Lou Reed, Pat Martino, Tegan and Sara, Uri Caine, Walter Becker, Loudon, Martha and Rufus Wainwright. Ben has produced eight critically acclaimed records to date. He currently plays in RedCred with John Medeski and Chris Speed, and is also the drummer/percussionist for the critically acclaimed musical by Anaïs Mitchell, “Hadestown”
Matt Munisteri and Ben first began playing together in Steven Bernstein’s MTO. A few years ago Matt then enlisted Ben and bassist Danton Boller to record his highly acclaimed album “Still Runnin’ Round in the Wilderness”. Danton and Ben have also been a rhythm team for numerous bands, as well as appearing on the latest Elysian Fields record.
As the sparkling guitarist on several chart-topping jazz CDs; a critically lauded songwriter and nimble lyricist; an urban banjo-warrior and a sometime session musician; a selfless and devoted sideman; a wry-yet-honest singer; an engaging and winning front-man; Matt Munisteri is an arranger whose ear-pulling re-inventions of well-traveled songs have contributed to Grammy-winning recordings for artists such as Loudon Wainwright and Catherine Russell.
After leaving his post as the guitarist and principal songwriter for The Flying Neutrinos in the late ’90’s, Matt quietly self-released his debut CD “Love Story” (2003), winding up on several critic’s “Best Of” lists, and garnering the number two slot on Amazon’s Top Ten Jazz CDs of The Year. A formidable lyricist (“Jazz musicians aren’t supposed to be able to write lyrics that good” – The Village Voice) his literate songs have been compared to Randy Newman, Mose Allison and Bob Dorough. Matt has been featured on France’s ARTE television, profiled in Downbeat Magazine, honored with Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s Editor’s Choice award, and has been the subject of several NPR broadcasts.
Boller first played an electric bass, followed by contrabass lessons with Eugene Wright (best known for his work as a member of The Dave Brubeck Quartet). Danton played in various formations throughout California in the early 1990s, and made first recordings with Lori Lacy and Evan Christopher ("Clarinet Road"). He then went on to work with Anthony Wilson, Seamus Blake, Oleg Butman, Tomas Fujiwara, Ari Hoenig, Jon-Erik Kellso - and in NYC with Matt Munisteri, Mark Murphy, Adam Rafferty, and Bennie Wallace.
In the field of jazz, he participated in 28 recording sessions with Roy Hargrove, Robert Glasper, the Village Vanguard Orchestra, and singer Kat Edmonson , for whom he was songwriter, arranger and producer on "Way Down Low" (2012).
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