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Left Hand of Clyde (Parts 1, 2 & 3) by Club d'Elf

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Album Title: As Above - Live At The Lizard Lounge
Released: 2000


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Enigmatic Boston-based music collective Club d’Elf celebrates 25th-anniversary w/ new U.S. tour dates & digital re-release of their debut album As Above For twenty-five years now, Boston-based dub-jazz collective Club d’Elf has been helping audiences lose track of time while creating mesmerizing musical chimeras that weave their distinct, Moroccan folk-infused trance with elements from an astonishing spectrum of other styles, including jazz, hip-hop, electronica, avant-garde, prog-rock, and dub. To celebrate its silver anniversary, Club d’Elf is announcing a string of U.S. tour dates in February and March (see below) and the accompanying digital re-release of their storied debut album As Above ( dropping February 8, 2023). With a core group currently consisting of founder/bassist/composer Mike Rivard, drummer Dean Johnston, Moroccan oud player Brahim Fribgane, and Mister Rourke on turntables — every Club d'Elf performance and recording over the past two-and-a-half decades has featured an ever-evolving and revolving cast of players, drawn from a who’s who list of the most sought after and creative improvisers from the jazz, DJ, rock & world music scenes of Boston, NYC and beyond. Originally released exclusively on CD in 2000, As Above will now be available for the first time ever on Spotify and all major digital streaming platforms. Recorded live over the course of six performances in 1999/2000 at Cambridge’s legendary subterranean venue The Lizard Lounge, the album’s twenty tracks eternalize the early days of Club d’Elf‘s development while immortalizing some amazing musical pairings — including the historic meeting of Reeves Gabrels (The Cure) & Joe Maneri — one of Rivard’s favorite mash-ups in the band's history.


Now I Understand; Shadow's Shift; Actual Smiles; Left Hand Of Clyde (Parts 1, 2 & 3); Meet The Monster Tonight; Claude Raines Revisited; Last Business (Dub); D'empty Dance; So Below; Get A Little Turning; Intro _ Bass Beatbox; In A Perfect World; Route Of The Root; As Above; Beneath The Underground; Buzz; Taurobolium; Trance Meeting; Last Business; Divine Invasion.


Club d'Elf
band / ensemble / orchestra
Mike Rivard
bass, acoustic
Erik Kerr
Jerry Leake
Ian Kennedy
Duke Levine
Tom Halter
Eric Hipp
Roberto Cassan
Tom Hall
DJ Logic

Additional Personnel

Jere Faison (sampler and dagomba drumming), Jerry Leake (tablas & percussion, dagomba drumming), Brahim Fribgane (oud, doumbek and qaraqab), DJ C (turntables), Dr. Didg (didgeridoo).


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February 16, 2023

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