Ghost Train Orchestra CD Release with the Raymond Scott Orchestrette
45 Bleecker St.
New York, NY, 10012
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
Ghost Train Orchestra
GHOST TRAIN ORCHESTRA releases their hugely ambitious second album Book of Rhapsodies on Saturday October 26th at Subculture in NYC. Guitarist Avi Bortnick (John Scofield) and bassist Michael Bates join the core orchestra for a set of Brian Carpenter's rollercoaster reimaginings of strange and beautiful chamber jazz from 1935-1942 by composers Raymond Scott, Alec Wilder, Reginald Foresythe, and Charlie Shavers. Don't miss this incredible show with special guests. Ghost Train Orchestra is Brian Carpenter (trumpets, voice, conducting, arrangements), Andy Laster (alto saxophone, flute), Dennis Lichtman (clarinet), Petr Cancura (tenor saxophone) Mazz Swift (violin), Curtis Hasselbring (trombone), Ron Caswell (tuba), Avi Bortnick (guitar), Michael Bates (bass), Rob Garcia (drums).
Raymond Scott Orchestrette
The 7-piece RAYMOND SCOTT ORCHESTRETTE performs radical reinventions of the legendary composer's animated tunes. Besides such favorites as "Powerhouse," "The Penguin," and "Twilight in Turkey," the Orchestrette features lesser-known works such as "Coming Down to Earth," "Naked City," and "A Street Corner in Paris." The Orchestrette also performs acoustic renditions of Scott's later electronic works, such as Soothing Sounds for Baby's "Little Miss Echo" — rarely heard artifacts the composer himself never performed outside the studio. The impishness and splashy colors of the originals remain, but these are all-new takes on an old master.They recently collaborated with Dance Heginbotham on their piece Manhattan Research. The Orchestrette is Wayne Barker (piano); Brian Dewan (electric zither, koto); Mike Hashim (sax); Will Holshouser (accordion); George Rush (bass); Rob Thomas (violin); Clem Waldmann (drums).