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The Respect Sextet returns to Le Poisson Rouge on 8/17, celebrates new album!

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The Respect Sextet
THE RESPECT SEXTET RETURNS TO LE POISSON ROUGE ON TUES, AUGUST 17, 2010 AT 10:00PM TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF THEIR NEWEST, DIGITAL-ONLY RECORDING, “FARCICAL BUILT FOR SIX"

Toby Twining with Eric Brenner to open


NEW YORK, August 4, 2010—The Respect Sextet will perform at Le Poisson Rouge on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 to celebrate the release of their newest, digital-only recording, Farcical Built For Six. Cantaloupe recording artists Toby Twining and Eric Brenner will open the show, performing a set of solos, duets, as well as a couple collaborations with Respect.

Doors: 9:30pm | Show: 10:00pm
Tickets: $10
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Farcical Built For Six is the special digital-only, outrageous and eclectic follow-up to the acclaimed Sun Ra and Stockhausen tribute album, Sirius Respect. The Respect Sextet's first original studio recording since their 2003 debut, Farcical welds together deep, odd grooves, wry and playful jazz ditties, thoughtful solos, and spacious improvisations into an utterly unique ride that's both fun and functional! No doubt about it, this is vintage Respect—sure to leave a smile on your face and a furrow on your brow...at the same time!

Farcical Built For Six will be available starting Tuesday, August 17 on Respect's Bandcamp page (http://respectsextet.bandcamp.com/), as well as on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, and other digital music retailers.

About The Respect Sextet

Formed in 2001, The Respect Sextet is a powerhouse ensemble dedicated to performing a wide variety of improvisational musics. Relying on their explosive energy, rare telepathy, outstanding musicianship, and a deep friendship, Respect pieces together free improvisations, original compositions, free jazz classics, television commercial jingles, text pieces, jazz standards, game pieces and more into “a whirling collage," shouts Exclaim! Magazine, “that ransacks and reshapes the entire jazz tradition, from New Orleans march to Misha Mengelberg, Sun Ra to Charlie Parker." Named “one of the best and most ambitious new ensembles in jazz" by Signal to Noise, The Respect Sextet continues—after nearly a decade as a collective—to fearlessly push the envelope.

Respect's 2009 release, Sirius Respect: The Respect Sextet play the music of Sun Ra & Stockhausen, (Mode/Avant), was called “one of the most compelling recordings of the year" by the Wall Street Journal and filed under “Love It" in Newsweek Magazine ("an out-of-this-world pairing"). Sirius Respect brings together the music of Sun Ra and Karlheinz Stockhausen and views them through Respect-colored glasses. Pieces ranging from Stockhausen's “Tierkreis" (inspired by the Zodiac) to Sun Ra's “Saturn" are juxtaposed, layered, deconstructed and re-assembled. “It's neither jazz nor classical," says John Schaefer of WNYC's Soundcheck, “but something cosmically both."

The group comprises Eli Asher (trumpet, toys), James Hirschfeld (trombone, jamespectronics, toys), Malcolm Kirby (bass), Ted Poor (drums), Josh Rutner (reeds, radio, toys), and Red Wierenga (piano, keyboard, accordion, redspectronics).

Through its eclecticism, humor, devotion to improvisation, predilection towards swing, and its use of toys and “little instruments," The Respect Sextet has drawn comparisons both to New Dutch Swing and the AACM. Many dialectics are at work (and play) in Respect's world, in which the serious, heady, and intellectual mingle with the light, comic, and absurd, where compositions alternate and mesh with improvisations, and where tight ensemble work coexists with loose, empathic interplay.

About Toby Twining with Eric Brenner

Toby Twining

New York-based composer and recording artist Toby Twining has received critical acclaim for music that brings together a new choral sound with hi-resolution/microtonal harmonies and innovative instrumental techniques. His ensemble, Toby Twining Music, has recorded two CDs: Shaman (BMG Classics, 1993) and Chrysalid Requiem (Cantaloupe Music, 2002). The ensemble also accompanied Garrison Keillor in the award-winning Little Match Girl on A Prairie Home Companion's 20th Anniversary Album (Highbridge, 1994). Twining's instrumental works have been recorded by the avant-garde pianist Margaret Leng Tan——Satie Blues and Nightmare Rag (The Art of Toy Piano: Uni/Point, 1997), and An American in Buenos Aires (Mode Records, 2010)—and cellist Matt Haimovitzׯ:11 Blues (Anthem, Oxingale/Artemis 2002). Eurydice, Toby Twining Music's third CD, is due for release on Cantaloupe in January 2011.

Eric Brenner

American countertenor/soprano Eric S. Brenner's voice has been described as “dazzling," “startlingly true," and “arrestingly beautiful." A Long Island, New York native, Eric began his training on violin and viola before beginning to sing—as a tenor—in high school. Several years later, he discovered his countertenor/soprano voice, and all of the remarkable repertoire (both very old, and very new) available to him. Eric's diverse resume includes a one-on-a-part performance of Monteverdi's Vespers, with New York Collegium under Andrew Parrott, Jonathan Miller's semi-staged production of Bach's St. Matthew Passion with the BAM Baroque Ensemble, and solo work with Early Music New York (Fred Renz, Director), Voices of Ascension (Dennis Keene, Director), and the Choir of St. Thomas Church (John Scott, Director). Eric made his solo debut at Carnegie Hall in 1999 singing Bernstein's Chichester Psalms with the New York City Gay Men's Chorus. Eric has also been a soloist and guest clinician with Studio Arsis Vocal Workshop in Tokyo, Japan.

Venue Information
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012

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