Sonic Liberation Front @ Tritone - Sat. Sept.10, 8:30 PM with Matrix 12:38


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Sonic Liberation Front's first Philly gig since their hugely successful show at Mauro Pezzente's (God Speed You Black Emperor) “Suoni per il Popolo" Festival in Montreal.

Sonic Liberation Front
Tritone- 1508 South st. info: 215 545 0475
Saturday Sept 10 at 8:30 PM
w/ new SLF member, Olufemi Mitchell
Charles Ellerbe's Matrtix 12:38

Matrtix 8:30 PM, SLF 9:30 PM

SLF's newest member, Olufemi Mitchell is one of the most revered performers in Yoruba-Cuban and Latin Jazz music. Her powerfully beautiful singing is forever intertwined with the icons of Cuban Folklorico, Latin Jazz & Jazz. Folks like: Celia Cruz, “Puntilla" Rios , Patato Valdez, Mongo Santmartia, Lasaro Ros, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Pharaoh Sanders, Kip Hanrahan, Jack Bruce.

SLF= Kevin Diehl, Chuckie Joseph, Joe Toledo, Okikilu, Terry Lawson, Matt Engle, Daud El-Bakara, Olufemi Mitchell.

The Wire {Ben Watson, April 2001}
“Sonic Liberation Front builds up a dialogue between Yoruba and bop from scratch, and it's an extraordinary listen."

The Wire {Ben Watson, Aug 2004}
“SLF reject the motifs that have congealed into cliche, and come up with a music where intuitive rhythm and analytical intellect jostle each other and become one... ludicrously superb."

Tom Moon, Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec 26, 2004
“A brazen conflation of free jazz, electronica, and Afro-Cuban rhythm. Those who think jamming begins and ends with Phish are urged to track this down immediately. “

Village Voice (Tom Hull) Number 1 Jazz Album of 2004
Yin and yang-fierce avant-sax and friendly folk songs united by shifty Afro-Cuban beats."

Charles Ellerbe's Matrix 12:38 -
“After working with Einstein for 15 years, a man would have to be a fool not to try to build a time bending machine" - Charles Ellerbe on his 15 years in Ornette Coleman's Prime Time Band

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