"When Club d’Elf released its first studio CD of its nine years of existence, Now I Understand, it was only fitting that the band should hold its official release party at the Lizard Lounge, where it had been playing most every other Thursday since ’98. For this special evening leader Mike Rivard gathered together a heavyweight ensemble of MMW keyboardist John Medeski, the dual guitars of Dave Tronzo (Daniel Lanois/Sex Mob) and Duke Levine (Shawn Colvin/Jonatha Brooke), Mister Rourke (Soulive) on turntables and samples, and original d’Elf drummer Erik Kerr. Joining this stellar cast (with Rivard on electric and acoustic basses and the Moroccan sintir) were horn players Tom Hall, Tom Halter (Either/Orchestra) and Sam Kininger (Soulive). Fortunately the music that evening was recorded, captured in all of it’s detail on multi-track. The result is the live CD that sounds like a studio CD, Perhapsody, the band’s seventh release on LA based Kufala. The album captures the intense energy that d’Elf bring to their live shows, which have become the stuff of legend, featuring telepathic improvisations adorning relentless grooves, played by musicians at the top of their craft…"
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett St, Cambridge, MA. 02138. 617-661-5000.
Co-Bill w/ Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey (www.jfjo.com).
7:30 pm. Club d’Elf plays first, followed by JFJO. Both bands will play 1 set, aprox 60 – 75 min.
w/ Duke Levine (guitar), Roger Miller (keyboards), Tom Hall (tenor sax), Mister Rourke (turntables), Mike Rivard (bass & sintir) & Dean Johnston (drums).