“...a brainy, yet highly engaging septet... should come as a delight to fans of the Claudia Quintet's ethereal chamber-prog.” - Steve Smith, Time Out NY
Joe Bergen: vibraphone
Christopher Otto: violin
Kevin McFarland: cello
Terrence McManus: electric guitar
Christopher Botta: acoustic guitar and banjo
Rufus Philpot: electric bass
Joseph Branciforte: drums
To be released 10/14/14
The Cellar And Point is an adventurous 'garage chamber' band, developed and led by childhood friends Joseph Branciforte and Christopher Botta. They had long imagined a fluid synthesis of their wide-ranging interests: the detail of modern concert music, the improvisational sensibilities of downtown jazz and the emotional directness of rock, combined with the production values of hip-hop and electronica.Might it be possible to draw equally upon these influences, while transcending mere collage and to present it in the context of a working ensemble, not just a studio project? After 3 years spent composing and recruiting an impressive cross-section of talent from New York City's classical, jazz and new music scenes, Ambit, the group's impressive debut album, is one answer to those questions.
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