The maiden voyage of the Carlberg/Urie City Band went great! We had a lovely time playing the Tea Lounge and had a receptive crowd to play for. I’d like to thank all of the musicians for their contributions to a wonderful night. We got a lot of music together with very little rehearsal time and we couldn’t have done it without their dedication and fine musicianship.
Below is one track from the gig. A La Orilla is an arrangement I did of a John McNeil tune and is a part of a project I am working on with John for an upcoming gig in May. I am arranging a few things of his for this concert and I figured I would take the opportunity to test drive the piece at the Tea Lounge. The piece features Ben Holmes on trumpet and Mr. Douglass Yates on clarinet.
Come see the maiden voyage of the Carlberg/Urie City Band at the Tea Lounge in Brooklyn, NY. The band is made up of highly stylized individuals playing music that leaves you feeling as though you have been dipped into a baptismal font comprised of equal parts hallucinogens and love. Have a coffee, tea, or alcoholic libation while tipping the band generously and reclining on one of the many plush surfaces that adorn this Park Slope institution. The band Is playing two sets starting at 9:00pm with a mystery gift giveaway sometime during the show compliments of the fine people at Red Piano Records. A gift you say? Is it a cursed monkey paw? A visit from the ghost of Miles Davis? A platinum demitasse spoon? A vigorous tickling from disgraced former congressman Eric Massa? Come to the show and find out. Don’t miss it.
Winds: Jeremy Udden, Douglas Yates, Kenny Pexton, Brian Landrus Tpts: Albert Leusink, Ben Holmes, John Carlson Bones: Alan Ferber, Max Siegal Rhythm: Frank Carlberg, Jorge Roeder, Ziv Ravitz Conducting: Nicholas Urie
March 22 @ 9PM
837 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215-1308