Omaha DIner (Feat. Charlie HUNTER, Bobby PREVITE, SKERIK, Steven BERNSTEIN)
w/ Chance Trio
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Sitting in a diner in Omaha, Nebraska in 1954, Todd Storz noticed that a teen-age waitress selected the same song on the jukebox over and over. At that moment, Top 40 radio was born, joining the TV dinner, the Reuben sandwich, the bobby pin, the ski lift, and (some claim) fuzzy dice on the list of famous and infamous inventions from the city that sits atop the Strategic Air Command.
Now comes the latest invention, OMAHA DINER - four storied musicians attempting to re-define a format that forever perverted the way we experience music. You may love Top 40 (doubtful), you may hate it (probable), you may not care about it at all (liar), but you cannot escape it.
Top 40 as you've never heard it before - OMAHA DINER.
OMAHA DINER is:
Steven Bernstein - trumpets
Charlie Hunter - seven-string electric guitar
Bobby Previte - drums
Skerik - tenor saxophone
*** OMAHA DINER's Ironclad Guarantee: all songs have touched, however briefly, #1 on the Top 40 pop chart.
OMAHA DINER is many things: the world's definitive virtuoso of the seven-string guitar, the pioneer of saxophonics, a recipient of the 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship for composition, and a Grammy nominee. Omaha Diner is at home in all situations in and beyond the world of music - not only scoring one of the films of legendary director Robert Altman, but performing in another one as well.
In its 125 years of experience the Diner has worked in some capacity with an unlikely and astonishing array of artists: Aretha Franklin, Sting, John Mayer, Levon Helm, John Adams, Roswell Rudd, Linda Ronstadt, Pearl Jam, Elton John, My Morning Jacket, Courtney Love, The San Francisco Ballet, Sam Rivers, Marianne Faithfull, The Moscow Circus, Roger Waters, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Michael Tilson-Thomas, R.E.M., Johnny Copeland, Bonnie Raitt, Lukas Foss, The Meters, Ween, D'Angelo, Les Claypool, Alvin Ailey, Digable Planets, Sonny Sharrock, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Tom Waits.
Omaha Diner has toured every continent with the (possible) exception of Antarctica, playing rock arenas, iconic Jazz clubs, Carnegie Hall, and hardscrabble Kentucky roadhouses. The Diner turns up in other places as well - author of the liner notes to Miles Davis' 'In Concert' record, actor on Saturday Night Live, dancer, sous-chef, teacher.
The Diner is also:
"A relentless genius."
"A speaker in visionary tongues."
"The genuine article of complete originality."
"A perpetual music-making machine."
"Seattle's only true rock star."
OMAHA DINER: deconstructing popular music since 2012.
Chance Trio is a progressive improvisational ensemble formed in autumn 2013 by guitarist Thomas Chester Murray, and includes bassist Kim Stone and drummer Mark Raynes, in addition to featured guests. Drawing from modern jazz, 70's funk/fusion, electronic remixes, and american roots music, this band is highly creative, dynamic and uniquely personal. The musical dialogue is a deconstruction of familiar themes, spanning many genres. Deep, syncopated grooves and raw, energized solos give way to ethereal soundscapes and hypnotic, looping rhythms. This music is spontaneous, honest and adventurous. Inspired by Monk and Ornette, Bitches Brew and Headhunters, King Crimson and Talking Heads, Bill Frisell and Medeski Martin Wood, DJ Shadow and Radiohead... Chance Trio is carrying the torch of forward-thinking, improvised live music!