Our new video for “Dance of the Terrible Bear” from the new TriBeCaStan album New Songs from the Old Country. Directed by the fabulous Kyoko Takenaka.
Nov 07 Thu – Sunflower Center, Petaluma
Nov 08 Fri – Red Poppy Art House, San Francisco
Nov 09 Sat – Cafe Stritch, San Jose
Nov 10 Sun – Starry Plough, Berkeley
Nov 11 Mon – Tupelo, North Beach, San Francisco
Nov 12 Tue – Steynberg Gallery, San Luis Obispo
Nov 13 Wed – Reds, Santa Barbara
Nov 14 Thu – The Mint, Los Angeles
Nov 15 Fri – Offramp Gallery, Pasadena
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to see us & thanks to all the presenters and radio show hosts who invited us to play. We had an amazing time and can’t wait to come back next year!
Fourth Album Due October 1st from Collective Described by The Village Voice as “Defined by New York Cool, Explorer Energy, and Outer Space Vibes”
As radically multicultural and poly-stylistic as any artists working today, TriBeCaStan is one of contemporary music’s most vibrantly eclectic ensembles, and one that defies standard genre categorizations. The New York-based group of ace instrumentalists from varied musical backgrounds uses diverse instruments from around the globe to create a richly exotic palette of sonic colors. Their fourth studio album, NEW SONGS FROM THE OLD COUNTRY, is out now on Manhattan-based Evergreene Music (October 1, 2013).
To stream or purchase the new album in digital or CD format, visit www.evergreene.bandcamp.com.
Alright everyone, this is our biggest show of the year! Come and celebrate the release of our brand new TriBeCaStan album, New Songs from the Old Country, at DROM’s New York Gypsy Festival on Friday, September 27. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:15pm. DROM’s at 85 Ave A (b/w 5th & 6th). Tickets are only $10 online ($15 at the door) and can be purchased RIGHT HERE.
This Sunday, August 25th, TriBeCaStan are performing at NYC’s Nublu (62 Avenue C) at 9:00pm, as part of a tribute to jazz legend, Butch Morris. Hope to see you all there! For $10 tickets visit → http://tr.im/49d5h.
Coming up! Sunday August 25th, 2013, TriBeCaStan will be performing at NYC’s Nublu (62 Avenue C) at 9:00pm, as part of a tribute to the late and great, Butch Morris. For $10 tickets visit Ticketfly at → http://tr.im/49d5h.
A true innovator across genres, Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris was known above all as a jazz musician who employed improvisational methods for conducting large ensembles, a process he called “conduction.” NPR remembers him here → http://tr.im/49d58.
More exciting news: Our new record New Songs from the Old Country will be releasing this coming October 1st 2013 via Evergreene Music. The album will be available world-wide as a digital download and as a beautiful 6-panel gatefold CD. You can pre-order the record now and even stream a new song for an early sneak-peak!
Time Out just selected our upcoming Rubin Museum performance as Critic’s Pick:
“As if you couldn’t tell from the krazy moniker: Jeff Greene and John Kruth’s ensemble offers a twisted, quirky take on folk forms, blending down-home roots-rock with accents from across the globe. Expect to hear from last year’s vivacious New Deli, as the group shows off its festive eclecticism at the Rubin.”
RELIX just featured TriBeCaStan in their On The Verge feature:
“TriBeCaStan plays a jazzy, global folk hybrid inspired by New York City’s cross-pollinating musical and cultural community. They blend free jazz, Afghani rhythms, boogie-woogie and Balkan wedding music with an effortless grace that’s always musical and often danceable.”
Not too long ago TriBeCaStan shared the bill with Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth and John Zorn for the “Save the Village” benefit at Poisson Rouge. The New York Times, who called us a “genre-bending jazz and world-music outfit” shot this video of us playing “Blister in the Sun” with former Violent Femmes singer, Gordeon Gano. Good times! Click here to read the full post.
Our performance with Gordon Gano from the Violent Femmes was reviewed in the New York Times! They called our tribe “a genre-bending jazz and world-music outfit”. Nice!
Jazz stalwarts All About Jazz just reviewed our new record. Here are some of the nice things they had to say about New Deli:
“You can pick out of this unique pan-cultural tapestry jazz threads from rewoven tunes by Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk, but there’s almost no way for mere words to justly address the breadth and depth of this journey through TriBeCaStan.”
Here’s an excerpt from an absolutely phenomenal review of New Deli published by The Washington Post:
“Led by multi-instrumentalists John Kruth and Jeff Greene, the New York-based ensemble sounds like an international jazz and folk festival unto itself, fusing Balkan, Middle Eastern, Indian, Latin American and African musical elements to bold and dazzling effect on its new album, New Deli.
TriBeCaStan’s members have played with everyone from James Brown to the Meat Puppets and Ornette Coleman, and it shows (…). There’s no whiff of globe-trotting musical dilettantism on TriBeCaStan’s record, but rather, as the presence of master musicians from India, Morocco and Austria attests, something much more deeply felt and inspired.”
New Deli makes Jim Farber’s top ten in music for the week of Feb. 12!
“You can’t find TriBeCaStan on any map. Instead this sprawling New York-based band spans the world for their sound, pulling in sounds from Marrakesh to Moscow. The weird part? It rocks.”
Rootsworld just delivered an outstanding review of New Deli. Here’s our favorite “hellishly heavenly” pull-quote from the review:
“Tribecastan are damn fine musicians and they put it all together like the most hellishly heavenly world music band you’re ever going to hear.”
Time Out features our upcoming album release show at Joe’s Pub as Critic’s Pick:
“There’s no easy way to describe the distinctive sound of TriBeCaStan. Downtown-loft improv with the odd trace of Appalachian blues? Yep. Cinematic fusion jazz filtered through a North African lens? Ditto. Multiculti urban folk music steeped in Balkan, Cajun, klezmer, Gypsy and classical Indian flavors? Absolutely.
Whatever you call it, the final package is the result of an exuberant, and sometimes irreverent, collaborative effort. Cofounded by veteran ethno-enthusiast Jeff Greene and multi-instrumentalist John Kruth, TriBeCaStan has built its own mythology around a deceptively simple construct: just play music that you haven’t heard yet. The group finds the futuristic in the ancient, borrowing from far-flung traditions to create sleek new hybrids and, in the restless spirit of Yusef Lateef, Don Cherry and Rahsaan Roland Kirk (the subject of a definitive biography by Kruth), flip the tables on your expectations.”