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Gig Alert: Kneebody

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Playing at: Southpaw
(125 5th Ave., Park Slope)
Get: Tickets ($12) | Directions

Kneebody is a quintet that plays improvised instrumental music—you know, the stuff formerly known as “jazz”—with no strings attached. The group's soundscapes are dark and sumptuous, not to mention delightfully weird, often teetering on the bring of melody without quite getting there. Listen carefully, and you'll hear trumpets twisted by effects pedals, screwed-up break beats, and dissonance that somehow sounds consonant. Tonight, Kneebody kicks off a residency at Brookyn’s Southpaw with special guests ranging from fusion maestro Wayne Kranz to experimental beatsmith Daedelus. This song, “Call,” comes off of Kneebody’s new album. It starts out quietly and carefully with a beat and off-kilter horn harmonies, then builds layer by layer into something big, messy, and ecstatic.


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Sorry about that. We've fixed the problem!

Jan. 28 2011 10:09 AM


The download is working for us. If you're still having trouble, email and tell them which browser you're using.

If the file has downloaded and you just can't hear it, try listening at least 10 seconds into the song.

Jan. 28 2011 10:09 AM
Phil from Thailand

Great tune and a great gig. Download link doesn't seem to be working though?

Jan. 26 2011 08:09 AM

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