CD Release Celebration for The Wee Trio
Ashes To AshesA David Bowie INTRAspective
Also featuring the trios of Joel Frahm and Danny Fox.
Tues, February 28, 10 PM, $15
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St.
New York, NY
212 505 FISH
The Ashes to Ashes Tour:
Stephenville, TX, Jan 18: Tarelton State University
Denton, TX, Jan 19: University of North Texas
Austin, TX, Jan 20: The Elephant Room
Houston, TX, Jan 21: Cezanne's
New Orleans, LA, Jan 22: Snug Harbor
New Orleans, LA, Jan 24: University of New Orleans
St. Louis, MO, Jan 27 & 28: Jazz at the Bistro
Cleveland, OH , Feb 2: Nighttown
Chicago, IL, Feb 3: The Green Mill
Osh Kosh, WI, Feb 4: Becket's
Rochester, NY, Feb 8: Roberts Wesleyan University
Philadelphia, PA, Feb 9: Chris' Jazz Cafe
Williamsport, PA, Feb 10: The Bullfrog Brewery
Boston, MA, Feb 11: The Lily Pad
New York, NY, Feb 28: Le Poisson RougeThree Views of a Trio
The Press Rave About The Wee Trio's Ashes to Ashes:
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 exploratoryboth 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
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
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." OffBeat Magazine
Roughly one year 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 AshesA 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.