Sunday, February 13, 2011

Preview: Todd Clouser's A Love Electric at the Record Bar

Three unrelated facts about may tell Plastic Sax readers all they need to know about jazz-rock guitarist Todd Clouser.
  • He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is currently based in Baja, Mexico.
  • He covers Harry Nilsson's "One" on A Love Electric, his invigorating new album on the Ropeadope label.
  • He's performing at the Record Bar on Sunday, February 20, as part of Jeff Harshbarger's Alternative Jazz series.
That's enough to get me excited about the gig, but fence-straddlers might also like to know the following:
  • Trumpeter Steve Bernstein, perhaps best known for his work with Sex Mob, is a frequent Clouser collaborator. (I don't know if Bernstein will be with the band for the gig in Kansas City.)
  • The band might also cover Led Zeppelin and Nirvana.
  • CD Baby suggests the new album is "recommended if you like Jeff Beck, Marc Ribot, Medeski, Martin and Wood." That's about right.
Not your thing? Well, Alaturka returns to Jardine's that night while Mark Lowrey plays at Sullivan's.

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)


Dean Minderman said...

Hey, Bill - The publicists told me that Steven Bernstein is not on this tour. Clouser will be in St. Louis a couple of nights later, with what I presume will be the same band he'll use in KC: Adam Meckler (trumpet), Chris Bates (bass), and Greg Schutte (drums).

Happy In Bag said...

Thanks, Dean.