Wednesday, June 9, 2010
SKELETONS usual quintet is expanded here for two nights of new compositions, arrangements and ideas. A rare opportunity to hear the band explore the outer limits of their work – with a huge band of players from the wide spectrum of New York’s underground music scene.
SKELETONS are an American entertainment unit who live in New York City. They have released recordings on the Tomlab, Ghostly, and Shinkoyo labels.
“Last year’s underrated Money found the Silent Barners delving into dramatic, Afro-punked Gastr del Sol-like sweeps-a thread continued during the band’s recent shows with the horn-abetted Skeletons Big Band. Oddly, the effect is similar to how Hall Overton’s big band arrangements forThelonious Monk brought the pianist’s bent-note melodies into focus, straightening Mehlan’s into something simultaneously dense but with even more voices.” – Village Voice
“If there is beauty in music – and I’m talkin’ unconditionally transcending beauty, not just some superficial pretty surface – then Skeletons are right at the heart of it.” – (((unartig)))