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Walter Parks & The Unlawful Assembly and Big Lazy
October 27 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$10 – $25
Next Stage Arts presents a double bill featuring the reimagined historic spirituals and hymns of Walter Parks & The Unlawful Assembly, and the “guitar noir”/”crime jazz” of Big Lazy.
The Unlawful Assembly reimagines and tributes historic spirituals and hymns which universally inspire, empower and unite. Leader/guitarist/singer Walter Parks, longtime sideman to Woodstock legend Richie Havens, is joined by featured artists drummer/producer Steven Williams, and Ada Dyer, who’s currently touring worldwide with Bruce Springsteen, on vocals.
New York City’s gritty instrumental trio Big Lazy has flourished for over 20 years, creating film music and playing its singular brand of “guitar noir,” or “crime jazz,” from the Whitney Museum of American Art to the Opéra National de Lyon. The band is known for its cinematic music and legendary live performances. With sparse instrumentation – band leader Stephen Ulrich plays electric guitar, Andrew Hall on acoustic bass and Yuval Lion on drums – the trio forges a new American music from archetypes in Blues, Jazz, Surf, Latin and Rockabilly. The band’s current line-up also features arranger, composer and keyboardist Marlysse Simmons, of the bands Bio Ritmo and Miramar.