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Electric Squeezebox Orchestra

Label: OA2 Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0805552212020
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Catalog number: OA2 22120
Releasedate: 25-09-15
- Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, a 17 – piece combo that plays their own compositions and arrangements 

 
San Francisco­based trumpeter Erik Jekabson has led an all­star cast of Bay Area musicians every Sunday over the last year at Doc's Lab in SF's vibrant North Beach neighborhood. Building a formidible book of creative arrangements and originals, a dynamic group aesthetic, and a loyal fan­base ready for anything, the ESO takes chances and explores options while never veering from their pursuit of groove, beauty and subtlety. From the spacious modern jazz sounds of "ESP" and the title track, to the New Orleans stomp of "Gap Toothed Grin," or the '70s groove of Herbie Hancock's "People Music," the album maintains cohesiveness while still providing plenty of surprises along the way.
The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra is a 17 piece big band based in San Francisco that plays music composed and arranged by its members. Led by trumpeter Erik Jekabson, the band currently has a residency every Sunday night at Doc's Lab in San Francisco. The E.S.O. currently consists of Erik, Henry Hung, Darren Johnston, Doug Morton and Dave Scott on trumpets, Rob Ewing, Danny Lubin-Laden, Patrick Malabuyo and Richard Lee on trombones, Sheldon Brown and Kasey Knudsen on alto saxes, Mike Zilber and Marcus Stephens on tenor saxes, Charlie Gurke on baritone sax, and the rhythm section of Grant Levin, piano; Jordan Samuels, guitar; Tommy Folen, bass; and Hamir Atwal, Alan Hall and Eric Garland rotating on drums. However, you'll catch many of the Bay Area's top jazz musicians subbing into the band every week. The band's debut CD has been recorded and is due out soon.