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Gig Alert: Sebastián Cruz and the Cheap Landscape Trio

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sebastián Cruz and the Cheap Landscape Trio
"Paradis Quarter"
Playing Wednesday night at Cornelia Street Cafe
(29 Cornelia St., Greenwich Village)
Get: Tickets ($10 at the door) | Directions 

Colombian roots meets city living in the energetic, rock-inflected jazz of Sebastián Cruz and the Cheap Landscape Trio. The electric guitarist and composer formed the New York-based group in 2008 to explore his identity as a Colombian New Yorker and the friction produced when his native country's musical traditions “[rub] against elements of urban New York City life (multi-cultural mesh, recycling, discarding, minor epiphanies, and major cacophonies).”

Download the group's carnivalesque “Paradis Quarter” above and check out Sebastián Cruz and the Cheap Landscape Trio -- featuring bassist Stomu Takeishi and guest drummer Satoshi Takeishi -- perform at Cornelia Street Café on Wednesday night.  

In the video below, watch Cruz’s take on the three-line Japanese poetic form “Haiku,” pairing brief, beautiful compositions with quietly-captivating snippets of everyday New York urbanity.

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