Paul Carlon
La Rumba is a Lovesome Thing
Happy Birthday Billy!
featuring Christelle Durandy and Ben Lapidus

Friday, November 29th@Drom
9:30 to 10:30 PM/Doors open at 9 PM
85 Ave A, New York, New York 10009
(212) 777-1157
$10 Advance/$15 at door

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Saxophonist/composer Paul Carlon presents a “Latin-side-of” reimagining of Billy Strayhorn’s works on what would be the iconic composer’s 98th birthday. Carlon’s CD on Zoho Music, La Rumba is a Lovesome Thing, takes a whimsical look at an alternate reality wherein Billy grew up a rumbero on the streets of Havana. With a mix of Afro-Cuban guaguancó, mambo, batá, bolero, Puerto Rican bomba, and Argentinian zamba, the album tears through ten Strayhorn gems utilizing Paul’s working ensemble as well as guest percussionists Pedrito Martinez, Chembo Corniel, and Obanilu Ire.
This show will feature husky-voiced chanteuse Christelle Durandy, tresero Benjamin Lapidus, and conguero Paulo Stagnaro, as well as some brand new arrangements Paul has been working on since the release of La Rumba is a Lovesome Thing.

Paul Carlon: saxophones and flute
Anton Denner: alto saxophone, flute, and piccolo
Andy Gravish: trumpet
Mike Fahie and Noah Bless: trombones
John Stenger: piano
Dave Ambrosio: bass
William ‘Beaver’ Bausch: drumset
Paulo Stagnaro: congas
Benjamin Lapidus: tres and vocals
Christelle Durandy: vocals

Artist Website: http://www.paulcarlonmusic.com