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Undead Music Festival, Greenwich Village Edition: New York, NY, May 9, 2012

By Published: May 24, 2012
Black Host was a mostly democratic band, but Cleaver kept a chieftain's role as a groove-keeper, supporting the breadth of each number with a constant pocket. Seabrook had the greatest number of sound options with a whole array of pedals and radio sounds, but Niggenkemper got in on the extended technique action, using a floodlight frame to create screeching banshee wails. Jones also brought a sense of electronic presence, his humming and beeping alto sound often more like a laptop glitch processor than a reed instrument. Moore brought a huge historical presence with touches of Andrew Hill
Andrew Hill
Andrew Hill
1937 - 2007
piano
and McCoy Tyner
McCoy Tyner
McCoy Tyner
b.1938
piano
and gave the whole ensemble a safety net of familiar but powerful texture to fall into.


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