lespecial

lespecial

BandJazzFunk

Dirtygroove funkhop trio that performs spontaneous improvisation and tight composition and has worked with members of Medeski Martin & Wood.

Biography

lespecial is a hardworking experimental groove trio from the Northwest corner of CT, whose unique improvisational psychedelia has earned them performance slots the Wood Brothers, RAQ, Bob Marley’s the Wailers, the Breakfast, Ryan Montbleau, Max Creek, and members of several acclaimed bands such as Medeski Martin and Wood, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Grateful Dead, and the Misfits.

They have presented their unique blend of funk/jazz/dub/hip-hop, and aptitude for both boundless improvisation and structured compositions, at venues like the Knitting Factory (NYC), the Lion's Den & Sullivan Hall (NYC), Pearl St. in North Hampton MA, the Webster Theater in Hartford CT, Symphony Space in NYC, NY Harvest Festival (organized by NY NORML), University of New Hampshire, Bennington College, Hampshire College, and numerous other venues and colleges.

"trio of refreshingly talented and educated young musicians" - Litchfield County Times

Discography

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the Bennington Sessions - 6 track demo professionally recorded at Bennington College. (all original songs)

Hundreds of live tracks archived as well. (see setlist section)

Set List

30 minutes - 4 hour sets depending on venue.

Originals:

Dirty Hal
Ghetto Hank
Hagaman Stomp
Odie
Cup It
Beyondo
2:02
2:03
Cup It
Nina
Lamp
Out of the Cold
Circus
Bluesymbiotic
Biondo

Covers:

Agogo (John Scofield w/ MMW)
New Planet (MMW)
One Better (Les Claypool)
Mr. P.C. (John Coltrane)
Seven Deadlies (MMW)
Voodoo Lady (Ween)
Lawn Boy (Phish)
Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt (The Mars Volta)
Talk Show Host (Radiohead)
In the Flesh (Pink Floyd)
Chalk Dust Torture (Phish)

Sample Setlist:

Improv>Lamp>Mr. P.C (John Coltrane)>Lamp
Improv>Ghetto Hank>Breathe (Pink Floyd)>Reggae Breathe>Ghetto Hank
Nina
2:03
Improv>Dirty Hal