Moroccan dosed Psychedelic Dub Jazz Collective – Doors at 9pm.
$15 adv & at the door
Special Seating: $50 reserves one of seven tables surrounding the performance area for you and 1 guest (free but must be 21+)
Mike Rivard’s Moroccan dosed psychedelic groove collective, Club d’Elf returns to the warm embrace of the Lizard Lounge.
Formed in 1998 by Rivard with the encouragement of Morphines Mark Sandman (who guested with the group until his death in 99), the music draws from a startlingly wide spectrum of styles, including jazz, hip hop, electronica, avant garde, prog-rock and dub. Under the tutelage of member Brahim Fribgane (who hails from Casablanca) the band absorbed Moroccan trance influences and frequently adds this element to the mix. Audiences of all persuasions are drawn to Fribgane’s mesmerizing oud stylings and Rivard’s commanding playing of the Moroccan sintir, a 3 string bass lute used by the Gnawa people of Morocco, a mystical brotherhood of trance-healers. Derived from such ancient sources as these, trance forms the central core of the Club dElf aesthetic, unifying all of the various genres the band has absorbed.
“Most of this stuff is just flat-out crazy but in the best possible
musical way, as if the Sun Ra Arkestra happened to pick up the Wild
Tchoupitoulas on Bourbon Street and then set their controls for the
heart of the sun.” – Chris Slawecki, AllAboutJazz
“One of the most inventive and ever-changing bands in all of new jazz”
– Russ Davis, Jazz America