Michael Mull Octet

Michael Mull Octet

Monday, February 25, 2013

MEZE at MALABOMBA! 2/27/13

Back in 2010, Orkestar MEZE played one of its first official shows at the massive sexy dance party that is MALABOMBA! We are prepared to knock your peasant socks off this Wednesday night...I can't put it any better myself - see what the MALABOMBA! site has to say:

Release the goats and fill your flask with plum brandy, because on Wednesday, February 27th, you’re ditching the farm and heading down to MALABOMBA! L.A.’s favorite international dance party returns to La Cita to get down and dirty with the funky Bulgarian sounds of Orkestar MÉZÉ! Long-time Malabombaderos will remember their magical JBs-meet-Ivo Papasov stylings from the last time they blew the roof off a couple years back. Whether you’re a MALABOMBA! virgin or you love us long time, you won’t want to miss this one! Crooked dances, blazing horns, sultry vocals, and more funky Balkan madness than you can shake a shepherd’s crook at!

 Oh yeah! Entry is FREE before 10pm, and only 5 bucks after that...fits the peasant budget quite nicely. RSVP on Facebook if you please, and check the details below. See you there!

Wednesday, Februray 27th, 9:30 PM until last call
La Cita Bar, 336 S. Hill St, LA 90013 
FREE admission before 10:00 Only $5 cash after 

Here's a taste of what went down last time MEZE took over the place!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Two Trios @ Barclay's in Northridge 2/23/13

It was really fun to reunite with Ben and Cameron and do a trio set at the house concert a couple weeks ago - getting back into it with those guys is always easy, having logged some serious playing time together over the years. Here's a video of my arrangement of Thelonious Monk's "Trinkle Tinkle" from the show:

This Friday, February 23rd, we are doing a set at Barclay's Coffee and Tea in Northridge, a great coffee spot with an excellent ongoing music series. I was there last Friday to catch Josh Nelson....woooooooooo doggie! On the 23rd we are splitting the bill with a new group led by Bryan McAllister, making a foray into the world of the organ trio. The group is brand new, but you can hear some of Bryan's previous material on this video:

There is no cover for the show, but we gratefully accept tips for the bands! Come and enjoy a delicious drink (tons of coffees, teas, juices) and support this great series!

Barclays Coffee and Tea Co.
8976 Tampa Ave, Northridge CA
No Cover
7pm - Bryan McAllister Trio
8pm - Michael Mull Trio
RSVP on Facebook

Thursday, February 7, 2013

House Concert 2/8/13

Hi folks, it's a bit late notice but if you are free tomorrow night (Friday, Feb. 8th), there is another house concert/party happening in Highland Park, similar to one we had in October last year. This is how fun it was:

This time, we open the show at 8pm with the Michael Mull Trio, followed by the Anthropic Ensemble, and BLockRad. It's going to be a big hang, so bring some friends, bring some drinks, and get ready for some great music!

1604 N Avenue 56
Los Angeles 90042
8pm-late (bands at 8, 9, 10ish)
Bring your own refreshments
Tips greatly appreciated!