This band of extraordinarily talented characters writes & performs a type of music that is down home, funky, groovin and just plane cool. They draw on a tremendously diverse background to create their wild sound. The music ranges from Blues, Organic Rock, Country, Funk, Jazz and bit of experimental jam which is all jumbled up into a fine, fun, funky soup that always keeps the listeners on the edge wondering what’s coming next....... it’s bad to the Bone and pure fun..
Glenn Alexander holds a B.M. from Wichita State University. He is widely recognized as a guitarist, composer and producer, having written for, performed and or recorded with such artists as Jan Hammer, Chico Hamilton, L Shankar and the Epidemics, Levon Helm, Max Weinberg & the Max Weinberg 7 on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Labamba & The Hubcaps, Labamba Big Band, Mark Pender Band, Constantine Maroulis (American Idol), Bob Dylan (The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan), Phoebe Snow, Michael Bolton, Darlene Love, Judy Collins, Lisa Loeb, Adrian Belew, Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint (with Levon @ The Midnight ramble sessions), Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Jane Ira Bloom, Randy Brecker, Mark Egan, Danny Gottlieb, Doug Wimbish, Billy Burnette, , Jerry Hahn, T Lavitz and Dave LaRue(Dixie Dregs), Gerald Veasley, Paul Newman, and many others.He has performed on and written countless TV commercials and movie scores including the sound track of the Spike Lee Movie, Four Little Girls... Has attained worldwide airplay and critical acclaim on recordings featuring his performances as well as his own compositions: Stretch, Glenn Alexander, Inside Out(The Connection), Rainbow’s Revenge(Glenn Alexander), Oria(Glenn Alexander), Naked Movies (The Coalition),We Remember Pastorius, Hub City Kid(Dave LaRue), Heros(Michael Davis), Street News(Bob Magnuson), Gotta Serve Somebody (Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan, featuring Dylan), Mark Pender Band, Guitar on the Edge, Vol. 4., Everything is Fine(Alice Ripley), Men I’ve Had (Sherie Rene), Model Prisoner (Adam Pascal), Belonging (Jane Barnett) & “The Other Side of Time” for Mary Fahl. He produced the CD, Time Changes, for legendary guitarist Jerry Hahn, featuring Dave Liebman, Steve Laspina and others. He recorded 13 songs by & for Paul Simon arranged by Howard Morgan for solo jazz guitar. Currently writing, recording and performing with the rock group L.A.X. featuring Dave LaRue of the Steve Morse Band and several other projects such as his group The Coalition with Scott Healy (keys with the Conan O’Brien Show), featuring Michael Merritt (bass with Conan O’Brien) and Shawn Pelton(Drums with Saturday Night Live) which has a new release (Naked Movies) out on Midlantic records and The OutPost featuring Bob Magnuson, Kermit Driscoll & Matt Wilson and his funky group Farm League Funk. Mr. Alexander studied with Jerry Hahn, Pat Martino and John Scofield, is Head of Jazz studies at Sarah Lawrence College, and serves on the faculty at the New School University.
Brian Trim was born in Albany, New York, at a very young age. As young as he was, though, it was apparent he had a real knack for rhythm and was duly encouraged by his music-loving parents. Young Brian and the drums began a long and beautiful friendship that continues to this day, delighting man and beast.
He grew up and studied (and I mean studied) performance and percussion at the College of Saint Rose in Albany. Brian's dedication to his art made it clear that it was high time he ventured to the biggish city to hone that craft. It is at the Big Bad Berklee School of Music in Boston that Brian, in addition to performance and percussion, tried his able hand at production and engineering. His only failure at Berklee was resisting the urge to grow a ponytail--the water at Berklee contains a special ponytail-growing elixir, so there was really nothing he could do.
Being non-partisan, Brian has lent his tremendous musicianship and professionalism to artists on both coasts and everywhere in between, from Motown to Memphis. He has been a professional touring and session player for over ten years and has played with the likes of Terry Lin (Motown Records), Dave Frizell (country music legend), Will Lee (David Letterman Band), Wayne Krantz (Steely Dan/Freelance), Cristopher Lucas, Keith Paine, Joe Whyte and others. His learned yet inspired style seasons anything from a sweet pop song to fusion.
Brian frequently takes his pimp hand to many jingle sessions as well, including KFC, Fuji, Ray Ban, MTV's Celebrity Death Match, to name a few. Also expect to hear numerous original compositions from this drummer at large. People may try to stop him but they can't!
Brian has an easy way about him and without being a goody-two-sticks, is the most responsible kid on the block. He has cut his ponytail and opens wide his arms to embrace the day, sticks in fists.
Welcome, and thanks for dropping by!!!
Brian Mooney is an electric and double bassist out of Metuchen, NJ. Instruments: Jacked up 4 string bass w/synth controller, 5 String electric bass, and a 4 string acoustic double bass. I studied with Gerald Carboy and his approach to music theory, chord construction, western harmony, and improvisation during the early 90's. Gerry Carboy has performed and/or recorded with the likes: Barry Miles, David Sancious & Tone, 'Narada' Michael Walden, John Scofield, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kevin Eubanks, Billy Cobham, and Vic Juris to name a few. If you haven't heard any of his recordings with David Sancious and Tone, I suggest you look into picking up 'True Stories' to start!!! :0)
On both Electric and Double Bass over his professional career, he has many years of working experience in all sorts of musical styles: Jazz, Fusion, Soul, R&B/Funk, Latin, Classical, Pop, Rock, & Fusion both live and in the studios.
Brian has been blessed to play with such wonderful groups and artists over the years. Recently he has been teaming up with Alan Grant and Steve Toll in Alan's group: Primitive Soul.. An R &B/Gospel/Soul group called:RAIN has summoned him to hold down the bass chair when Gerald Carboy is unavailable. He has also preformed with familiar area artists such as: Rob Paparozzi (Hudson River Rats, Blood Sweat and Tears, Original Blues Bros. Band), Vance Villastrago (Jeanie Bryson), Tommy Labella (10000 Maniacs), Brian Trim, Bobby Boyd, Grupo Yuri, Anthony Krizan, Glenn Alexander (Jan Hammer, Late Night w/Conan O'Brien, Levon Helm), Gary Oleyar, Jim Mizell, Leon Trent & Waterfront, and The Nerds
Arne Wendt continues to play with the areas finest players on keys and organ as well as F5..His sharp chops and smooth bluesy vocals add a new dimension to the project
Glenn Alexander-Guitar/Lead Vox
Mike Lavalle/Brian Mooney-Bass
Inside Out-Released on Shanachie under "The Connection"
Rainbow's Revenge-Shanachie under "Glenn Alexander"
Palmetto Records Review
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It's still about the guitar here at Palmetto and Glenn wields his ax like a veritable modern day Pau...It's still about the guitar here at Palmetto and Glenn wields his ax like a veritable modern day Paul Bunyan. He's played with everyone from Chico Hamilton to Liza Minelli; appearing on tracks with Stewart Copeland, Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, and others.
Glenn's released a few CDs over the last couple of years for other indy labels but nothing where he's gone this far into his own heart--this project blows all comparisons apart. He's calling this one Oria which means golden and dawning and happens to be the name of his daughter (what a coincidence!).
Released in January of 1996, Oria pleased Glenn's devoted followers and brought new initiates to the Palmetto groove religion. But don't take our word for it, after all, we're just quasi-computer literate record slimes with a biased attitude.
Can He Play...? Are the Kennedy's gun shy? Guitar World Magazine
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The most impressive thing about Glenn Alexander's album isn't who he got to play on it, it's the qua...The most impressive thing about Glenn Alexander's album isn't who he got to play on it, it's the quality of the song writing.
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...Like Metheny and Holdsworth, Alexander plows through earthbound, windblown chordal fields, at tim......Like Metheny and Holdsworth, Alexander plows through earthbound, windblown chordal fields, at times launching into more avant-garde and improvisational moments.
Old Man Saguache
Storm from the East
The Blue Pool
I can have the Blues
(this is just a sampling of many more songs we can do in our sets)
There are no upcoming dates at this time.