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Gig Alert: Ari Hoenig

Monday, June 20, 2011

Ari Hoenig
“Lines of Oppression"
Playing at Smalls
(183 W. 10th St., West Village)
Info: Tickets ($20 at the door) | Directions

The Philadelphia jazz drummer and composer Ari Hoenig is intense when seated at his drumkit. With grins, grimaces, manic gesticulation and fervent beats of his drumsticks, he directs complex rhythms and even creates melodies on his instrument.

Hoenig's latest album, Lines of Oppression, was inspired by his 2007 tour in Haiti. It's named after a reggae band he listened to as a kid. You can download the title track to Lines of Oppression above or watch the video below from Hoenig’s recent visit to WNYC’s Soundcheck studios. He plays “Arrows and Loops” with Gilad Hekselman on guitar and Orlando Le FLeming on bass.


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