Kneebody (http://www.kneebody.com) made their first stop at the Frost School of Music’s Frost Live concert series. The night also marked the first stop of their US tour.
From the Frost website:
Adam Benjamin, piano, composer
Shane Endsley, trumpet
Kaveh Rastegar, bass, composer
Ben Wendel, saxophone
Nate Wood, multi-instrumentalist
Kneebody’s sound is explosive rock energy paralleled with high-level nuanced chamber ensemble playing, with highly wrought compositions that are balanced with adventurous no-holds-barred improvising. All “sounds-like” references can be set aside; this band has created a genre and style all its own.
Their music starts as a great mix of electric and jazz and quickly moves into their own, tight sounds. The band has been together for over 13 years. Their mix of talent and history of playing together makes for a great performance!