CLUB d'ELF - The Moroccan dosed Psychedelic Dub Jazz Collective w/ very special guests David Tronzo & Phil Grenadier
Friday 5/25 The Moroccan dosed Psychedelic Dub Jazz Collective
CLUB d'ELF w/ very special guests David Tronzo & Phil Grenadier
$12 advance / $15 at the door
9:00 doors / 10:00 show (10pm: Tronzo/Grenadier Duo / 11pm: Club d'Elf feat.
David Tronzo & Phil Grenadier)
Mike Rivard's improvisational groove collective returns to the warm embrace of the Lizard Lounge with their usual stellar cast of musicians. TONIGHT'S GUESTS are David Tronzo & Phil Grenadier who will open the show as a duo.
DAVID TRONZO possesses a compelling and original guitar sound which stems from his use of the "processed slide- guitar," slide guitar, and dobro in eclectic musical settings. He plays his highly-individual slide-guitar stylings in jazz, blues, rock, funk, and avant garde settings often producing exciting and original sounds. Musician Magazine has ranked David Tronzo, who often goes by Tronzo, as one of the top 100 guitarists of all time. He has released several sessions as a leader, is a member of Knitting Factory super-group Spanish Fly, and he continues to be in demand as a session player.
Throughout a career that spans nearly three decades, trumpeter Phil
Grenadier has emerged as one of jazzs most imaginative and innovative
players. His two albums as leader, 2000s Sweet Transients and 2003s
Playful Intentions, have won him copious international acclaim, while
his collaborations with a broad array of notable musicians demonstrate
the raw talent and adventurousness that led the San Jose Mercury News
to call him a trumpeter of rare fluency and depth.
What is this thing called Club dElf? Club dElf is an ever-shifting group of musicians fiercely dedicated to the groove, revolving around the foundation of bassist/leader Mike Rivard. Consisting of some of the most sought-after players from the jazz, DJ, rock & world music scenes of Boston & NYC, each show features a different line-up, with Rivard and drummer Dean Johnston at the core. Guitars, turntables, Fender Rhodes, laptops, horns, tablas and all manner of exotic instruments flow in and out of the mix, along with guests such as John Medeski & Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood), DJ Logic, Marc Ribot, Skerik, Steven Bernstein, Ryan Montbleau and Marco Benevento, creating a unique experience for every performance. Informed as much by sci-fi writer Philip K. Dicks ideas of shifting reality and parallel universes as by Miles Davis & Fela Kuti, the band draws inspiration from many sources, including neo-psychedelic avatar Terence McKenna and avant garde comedy troupe The Firesign Theater.
Formed in 1998 by Rivard with the encouragement of Morphines Mark Sandman (who guested with the group until his death in 99), the music draws from a startlingly wide spectrum of styles, including jazz, hip hop, electronica, avant garde, prog-rock and dub. Under the tutelage of member Brahim Fribgane (who hails from Casablanca) the band absorbed Moroccan trance influences and frequently adds this element to the mix. Audiences of all persuasions are drawn to Fribganes mesmerizing oud stylings and Rivards commanding playing of the Moroccan sintir, a 3 string bass lute used by the Gnawa people of Morocco, a mystical brotherhood of trance-healers. Derived from such ancient sources as these, trance forms the central core of the Club dElf aesthetic, unifying all of the various genres the band has absorbed.
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|