AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
The East Side Quartet releases it's 2nd CD,"Astoria" with Clint Hoover (chromatic harmonica) now living in Pittsburgh and the rest of the band based in Minneapolis, MN. The release starts with a promotion campaign to 100 jazz radio stations in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. The stylistic basis for the group is combining elements of Blue Note era "soul jazz" with their conception of Nuevo Tango. The album features four compositions by Reynold Philipsek (guitar), two by Clint and one classic cover. It took them 3 years to complete "Astoria" but they were determined to get it done. The result is this recording which is a great follow up to their first effort and an apt document of the group's development.