Regina Carter's Reverse Thread
Renowned violinist Regina Carter brings her charisma and virtuosity to interpretations of African music, with a band of kora, accordion, bass and drums.
CD out now!
David Krakauer & Klezmer Madness
"Clarinetist and composer David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness band gets in touch with both Eastern European Jewish roots and the New York downtown/dance scene. Basically, the sliding clarinet and joyous accordion typical of the klezmer music of 100 years ago is blended with guitar distortions, rock drumming, and a free jazz attitude to create a hybrid style that spans geography as well as time."
-- New Music Box (newmusicbox.org)
CDs: The Twelve Tribes, Live in Krakow, Bubbemeises
Matt Munisteri, Marcus Rojas and Will Holshouser play musette and swing, echoing the French echo of jazz with an emphasis on fiery improvisation. Repertoire includes music from the 1920s-1940s by Gus Viseur, Jo Privat, Baro Ferret and other accordionists and guitarists, plus a few original pieces. CD coming soon. Well, soon-ish.
cartoon by Geert Clarisse
Holshouser, Bennink & Moore
Han Bennink, Michael Moore and Will Holshouser mix free improvisation with all kinds of tunes. They recently toured in Tanzania and Zanzibar, and will be touring the US in October 2009.
Brock Mumford at Teatro Manzoni in Milan, Italy. PHOTO by Roberto Cifarelli. L to R: Jenny Scheinman, Danton Boller, Will Holshouser, Quincy Davis, Matt Munisteri, Jon-Erik Kellso
Matt Munisteri & Brock Mumford
"A present day ironist with a pre-war heart (First World War that is)...Matt Munisteri leads the delightful, lightly swinging chamber jazz quintet Brock Mumford. Munisteri's own time-warped tunes sit perfectly alongside vintage works by Willard Robison, Hoagy Carmichael, and even...Bob Dylan." -- The New Yorker
"Bands like this are why you move to New York." -- Village Voice
CD: Love Story
Newly unearthed videos of Matt Munisteri & Brock Mumford: be sure to read Matt's acerbically funny descripive notes.
Lucky Ole Tramp
Lonely Acres in the West
Orange Crate Art
How Can You Face Me
Cry Cry Cry
Cruz Dann Productions
Two short films with Holshouser music:
Heart of Gold
Hasta Aqui Hemos Llegao