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Three Views of a Trio Featuring The Wee Trio, the Joel Frahm Trio & the Danny Fox Trio @ Le Poisson Rouge

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Le Poisson Rouge, February 28, 2012
THREE VIEWS OF A TRIO:
CD Release Celebration for The Wee Trio's
Ashes To Ashes—A David Bowie INTRAspective

Also featuring the trios of Joel Frahm and Danny Fox
Tues, Feb. 28, 10 PM, tkts are $15, 158 Bleecker St., NYC

The Press Rave About The Wee Trio's Ashes to Ashes:

“The music makes a wonderful jumping-off point for these inventive musicians . . . a take-no- prisoners romp" —The Democrat and Chronicle

“Even among the inventive ranks of jazz musicians, the Wee Trio is a group of iconoclasts. The trio loves to play a style of music with bigger dynamics than most rock, more groove than a lot of modern soul, and certainly more excitement and accessibility than a lot of contemporary jazz . . . The Wee Trio's music moves and grooves, thunders and crashes, and caresses delicate nuances of melody too." —The Patriot Ledger

“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

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 Ashes—A 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.

This story appears courtesy of Jason Byrne, Red Cat Publicity.
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