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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | SELF

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Jazz




This band has no press


Mystical Scam ~ Threadhead Records ~ 2010



"Neslort is clearly a band with no category, no time zone, no identifiable country of origin on its passport. And most importantly, as the band plays its impressive and innovative music, it does so without a whiff of pretense, and displays a keen sense of humor, lambasting authority, the status quo, and itself at nearly every turn."
~James Lien, CMJ Magazine

“…It’s somewhat reminiscent of the Jazz Crusaders, but the material they are playing shows influences of Bach, Don Ellis, Chick Corea, and Frank Zappa, along with the undeniable grooves of what one would expect of a New Orleans band. Throw in a bit of circus music and some spontaneous improvisation, and there it is, a new kind of Gumbo, called Neslort!” ~ Zircoff Mata

"...Ray Anderson meets Don Ellis meets Sun Ra!"
~Kevin Clark

Why does this experiment succeed where so many have failed? Because these musicians don’t want to do away with the form, they want to reinvent it and have fun with it. From start to finish, [Rick Trolsen] plays his trombone with deep passion and humor, with discernible influence from Thelonious Monk, Fred Wesley and Timothy Leary. Indeed be-bop, funk, and “free your mind” seem to be the three main elements here, but the over-arching principal is composition, Trolsen’s greatest gift.
~Jonathan Taback, Offbeat magazine