Space-Age Pop: The Unforgettable Sounds of Esquivel Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica
Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica is the world’s only big band dedicated to performing the lost space-age pop music of Juan Garcia Esquivel. The Wall Street Journal calls it “deliciously demented and entertaining in equal parts.” Led by Mr. Ho (Brian O’Neill), the group has rescued the king-of-space-age-bachelor-pad’s arrangements via meticulous by-ear transcriptions of Esquivel’s recordings, which were known for exploiting the new sound called “stereo” of the 50s and 60s. The ensemble-an experimental big band augmented with atypical roles such as slide guitar, four singers, B3 organ, and three percussionists-recreates the Hollywood, easy Latin, crime jazz, and bachelor pad sounds of mid-century living room hi-fis live on the Schimmel stage!
Incredible arrangements, musicianship, and artistic direction. Downbeat
This event is part of Celebrate México Now, a citywide festival of contemporary Mexican art and culture www.mexiconowfestival.org
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