75 Dollar Bill + Zoo at ALICE at Alice cph

JazzDanmark uploaded this event on October 8, 2019


Alice cph
Nørre Allé 7
+45 50 58 08 41


Fri, December 6, 2019


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Formed in 2012 in New York City by percussionist Rick Brown and guitarist Che Chen, 75 Dollar Bill created quite a stir with their 2016 album “WOOD/METAL/PLASTIC/PATTERN/RHYTHM/ROCK” (Glitterbeat). An album which The Observer called: “[A] gloriously mind-frying, ritualistic splatter of Zen blues and Arabic and African music-influenced riff-rock repetition”. Played on a deeply resonant plywood crate, Brown’s earthy, elemental rhythms are both the foundation and foil for Chen’s ecstatic, modal guitar style. The duo’s electric, richly patterned music can shape shift from joyful dance tunes to slowly changing trance minimalism, an uncategorizable hybrid which draws on the modal traditions of West Africa, India and the Middle East, early electric blues, Sun Ra’s space chords and the minimalist and No Wave histories of their hometown. While Brown and Chen are always at the band’s core, the duo frequently expands into other configurations live and on record, from trio to 25-piece marching band. At ALICE they will perform in a special trio formation of the band features long-time collaborator Andrew Lafkas on upright bass. 75 Dollar Bill performed at Roskilde Festival in 2017 where they were hailed by critics for their trance inducing performance. Earlier in 2019 they released the acclaimed double album “I Was Real”...

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