Nowtet – Red Hook Jazz Festival

7th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival

from Arte Fuse on the 7th annual  Red Hook Jazz Festival:

The day came to a close with Richi Debonis’ NOWtet, a quintet playing jazz arrangements of the music of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant as well as compositions by the band’s animated leader.  Two Debonis originals, “J Train” and “Flatleaver” easily went toe-to-toe with the classic Page/Plant classics, “Whole Lotta Love”, “Going to California” and “Kashmir”.  Debonis is a strong leader, apt composer, fierce and able drummer and sensational showman.  His outstanding bandmates, David Bryant on keyboard, Carlo De Rosa on bass, Greg Gisbert on trumpet and Adam Kolker on saxophone are individually forceful and wildly talented.  This is a band you will want to follow. 


Here are some recordings from that show

Whole Lotta Love

J Trane/Out West, aka Flatleaver

The Girl I Love (got long black wavy hair)