March 3rd, 2017
(Le) Poisson Rouge, NYC
Odessa/Havana with Zemog El Gallo Bueno
Award-winning trumpeter and composer David Buchbinder teams up with a crew of top Jazz and World musicians to present this exhilarating, unprecedented project of musical discovery: the Jewish-Cuban connection. Odessa/Havana presents “delicately textured and dazzlingly tuneful music, with powerful, swinging and lyrical playing”, that is “passionate, dancing and completely irresistible.” Arising out of the musical ferment of the most diverse city on the planet–Toronto–this truly original sound is a collaboration between the writing of Buchbinder and Grammy-nominated Cuban piano master Hilario Durán, and the band of killer musicians. Together, these forces take audiences on a journey of cross-cultural discovery, that consistently engages, challenges and delights.
Odessa/Havana presents delicately textured and dazzlingly tuneful music, with powerful, swinging and lyrical playing, that is passionate, dancing and completely irresistible.
Zemog El Gallo Bueno is a New York City based group of musician friends. Zemog is a 2015 international mutation that plays 21st century Latin music adventuring through 1930’s Puerto Rican street cries and laments, 60’s free jazz fumes, 70’s New York salsa residue, a cough that starts a rhythm and a found object montuno. Each composition is a battle ground for the search of the golden-tin rooster we call Zemog. Zemog plays the soundtrack to your true and false identities as they hug to danceable Latin polyrhythms that have a tropical past randomizing the snow flake future.
(Le) Poisson Rouge is a multimedia art cabaret founded by musicians on the site of the historic Village Gate. Dedicated to the fusion of popular and art cultures in music, film, theater, dance, and fine art, the venue’s mission is to revive the symbiotic relationship between art and revelry; to establish a creative asylum for both artists and audiences.