Sexmob Plays Fellini (Rizzoli Music Aperitivo)

06/19/2022 - 5:00pm


SEXMOB PLAYS FELLINI

RIZZOLI MUSIC APERITIVO
A music series at Rizzoli Bookstore

Rizzoli Music Aperitivo celebrates twenty-five years of Sexmob with Sexmob Plays Fellini, in which these giants of the NYC downtown scene dive headlong into Rota’s iconic Fellini film melodies.

This event is ticketed. Tickets are $20 and include a complimentary glass of wine.

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Guests over the age of five must wear masks and show proof of vaccination (either a vaccine card or an Excelsior Pass).




ABOUT THE MUSIC

Twenty-five years on, Steven Bernstein (slide trumpet); Briggan Krauss (saxophones); Tony Scherr (bass); Kenny Wollesen (drums) continue to deconstruct familiar pop tunes with subversive impunity.
 
Hal Willner’s ground breaking first album “Amarcord Nino Rota” inspired Sexmob to start exploring and performing Nino Rota’s compositions in 2010.
 
Nino Rota’s imaginative compositions set the tone for the surrealist films of the legendary director Federico Fellini. The Italian filmmaker once said, “My films, like my life, are summed up in circus, spaghetti, sex, and cinema.”
 
After performing the music on the road for a year, Sexmob recorded “Cinema, Circus & Spaghetti." The 13-track collection was a welcome return to form by these giants of the NYC downtown scene as they dive headlong into Rota’s iconic Fellini film melodies. Sexmob fearlessly explode musical parameters whether steering the arrangements through gutbucket swing or igniting them with New Orleans brass band second-line fervor, dubbing them out into ether or blasting them with punk jazz abandon. These classic themes are the perfect foil for Sexmob’s improvisational psychedelia, old world beauty and hypnotic groove.

RIZZOLI MUSIC APERITIVO

From Francis Scott Fitzgerald to Jack Kerouac, from Toni Morrison to James Baldwin, from Philip Michael Ondaatje to Geoff Dyer, from Julio Cortazar to Boris Vian, from Amiri Baraka and Ishmael Reed to Jayne Cortez, the list of international writers and poets inspired or intrigued by jazz and other musical genres goes on. Since New York City’s Rizzoli Bookstore has a long tradition of building bridges between arts genres, international scenes, and creative people, we wanted to turn our gorgeous space in NoMad into an experimental living room where live jazz and other music can be enjoyed. The Rizzoli Music Aperitivo is sponsored by Field Blend Selections and is curated by Mondo Jazz, the weekly Radio Free Brooklyn show dedicated to international jazz

MONDO JAZZ

Mondo Jazz is a weekly program on Radio Free Brooklyn dedicated to the proposition that jazz is an international language. It is hosted every Wednesday night from 8 to 10 PM by Ludovico Granvassu, the founder and editor in chief of All About Jazz Italia. All archived episodes are available here.





FIELD BLEND SELECTIONS

Wine for the concert is sponsored by Field Blend SelectionsFounded in January 2017, Field Blend Selections is a wine importing and distribution company based in New York City, serving the New York and New Jersey markets.
 
In both name and practice, Field Blend Selections celebrates agricultural traditions and diversity. The name is an homage to the nineteenth-century immigrants who co-planted an assortment of grape varieties in vineyards throughout the United States, many of which survive today. Alongside their vines, they often co-planted other crops, including fruits, grains, and legumes. This approach of co-mingling various plantings to achieve balance in the vineyards is now referred to as polyculture, and it is widely recognized as one of the best methods for naturally enriching soils and reducing disease. Polyculture, by replicating nature’s diverse ecosystems, produces healthier fruit without the necessity of artificial herbicides or pesticides.
 

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