The Lower East Side Social Club

Various Artists

This is improvised spontaneously composed music that breathes swaggering scruffy New York, the cutting edge Lower East Side where drop dead eccentricity and lunacy is king in 2003.

The Lower East Side Social Club originated in what appears to be the last of the community art buildings in the East Village - ABC No Rio on 156 Rivington St. NYC. Sunday night open sessions at the C.O.M.A. music series led to a few loft parties and then suddenly a recording session and this CD. This is improvised spontaneously composed music that breathes swaggering scruffy New YOrk, the cutting edge Lower East Side where drop dead eccentricity and lunacy is king. What kind of music is that? It's a stunning mixture of New Music, hip hop, rock, free jazz, salsa and Beethoven at a club where Mongo Santamaria meets Leopold Godowsky for tea. The Lower East Side Social is - Blaise Siwula alto sax/clarinet, Gregory J. Wildes samples/alto sax, Matthew Paris piano, Christobal Jacques electric bass and Drew Gardner drums

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