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Uncivilized - Barbes Residency 3 of 3

Led by composer and guitarist Tom Csatari (distantly related to Gabor Szabo), Uncivilized features players from New York’s jazz, folk, pop and experimental corners. It plays song-based music that’s pastoral and foremost raw. The imperfections — and risk-filled surprises — enhance an element that’s indescribable in the songs, which hints at something deceptively simple, unique, and local — but definitely not definable. With tints of 70s folk-jazz, bebop, and American Primitive, Uncivilized mark out their own corner on the fringes of American Music, operating with what the New York Times calls “its own, fuzzy, folky, big-hearted thing”. That “thing,” among other principles, manifests as a romping groove vessel with strings, percussion, clarinets, and flutes to tell their earthen trance stories — Csatari’s vagabond guitar at the helm.

 

Residency Dates*

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Sun 6/19 @ Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn (two sets) 7pm

Fri 7/29 @ Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn (two sets) 8pm

Thurs 8/18 @ Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn (two sets) 10pm

 

*Additional Show: 7/1 @ Aviv in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (one set) 8pm

 

Kind Words

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“… carefully layered … organized dissonance, loose concision, meticulous roughness … which makes it special …The players were after resonance and a communal feeling.”

— Ben Ratliff, The New York Times

 

“otherworldly … with great Charles Lloyd-like flutes.”

— Brian Chidester, The Deli

 

“hypnotic post-Velvets meets 70s blaxploitation soundtrack meets chamber noir.“

— Alan Young, Lucid Culture

 

“… orchestrations of controlled micro-doses of chaos”

— Sjimon Gompers, Impose Magazine

 

“Spirited, tempestuous, rootsy, Americana-replete chamber music. A real chimera of a group … instrumental music that has the voice of folksong.”

— Dominic Mekky, composer and pianist

Earlier Event: August 16
"Tom & Lee" at Bar Lunatico