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Gig Alert: The Auction Project

Supergroup plays a fusion of Celtic, jazz, and Afro-Latin influences at Birdland through Saturday. Download "Beare Island Reel."

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Renowned composer and pianist Arturo O'Farrill is a featured member of The Auction Project Renowned composer and pianist Arturo O'Farrill is a featured member of The Auction Project (Rebecca Meek/Courtesy of the artist)

ARTISTThe Auction Project

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The Auction Project, "Beare Island Reel"

  
GIGWednesday through Saturday night at Birdland ($40)

The group known as The Auction Project combines Afro-Latin percussion, post-bop jazz, and traditional Celtic music. Unlikely as it sounds, the result is a winner. The group, which features noted pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill, sax player David Bixler, and accordionist Victor Prieto, has created a very cool new fusion. Here’s their take on the Scottish melody known as “Beare Island Reel.” It's off their upcoming September release, titled Slink.

The Auction Project is playing at Birdland, tonight through Saturday.

 

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