Sunday, March 24, 2013

Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resisters 3/20/13

Oh did I miss them!  What a phenomenal band!  They also had some new material, so hopefully there is a new album coming some day.  It was such a good set and I had to dance.

Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors

feat. Jenny Scheinman (violin), Steve Cardenas (guitar), John Ellis (sax & clarinet), Alan Ferber (trombone), Jonathan Goldberger (guitar) & Ted Poor (drums).

Bassist/composer Todd Sickafoose’s band is a marvel of musical cross-breeding, pairing indie rock muscle and whimsy with the extended forms, timbres and sophistication of a jazz orchestra. Their recording Tiny Resistors (Cryptogramophone) has been called "thoroughly original, endlessly creative... one of the year's most compelling listens" (JazzTimes) and "stunningly brilliant...a modern jazz masterpiece" (Bassplayer). Known for genre-bending collaborations, Sickafoose toured and recorded with Ani DiFranco for the last 8 years, playing everywhere from punk clubs to Carnegie Hall, in addition to extensive music-making with Andrew Bird, Jenny Scheinman, Nels Cline, Allison Miller, Myra Melford, Erik Deutsch and many others. The consistency of his personal voice within wildly diverse collaborations prompted the LA Weekly in 2004 to call Todd "one of the most comprehensive musical minds of this coast." Since 2010, Todd has been living bicoastally between NYC and Oakland CA.

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