Members of several leading improv, electro and groove acts have come together to form a new project, The DAB Sessions. The ensemble will make their public debut at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl on January 10.
Billed as “special blend of drum and bass infused electro dance music with exploratory jazz and funk,” the new outfit features Nerve keyboardist Jacob Bergson, Disco Biscuits keyboardist Aron Magner, Chase Brothers drummer Adam Chase, Hipster Assassins bassist Felix Pastorius and saxophonist Morgan Price of Antibalas.
Chase, who has previously organized successful bands celebrating the music of James Brown and Phish, among others, is responsible for putting the collective together. The son of bass legend Jaco Pastorius, Felix has clocked in time with The Yellowjackets, The Heavy Pets, Mike Clark, Cindy Blackman Santana and others.
In related Biscuits news, this past weekend Magner and Disco Biscuits bassist Marc Brownstein shared the stage during The Paul Green Academy’s Holiday Extravaganza at Philadelphia’s Connie’s Ric Rac. Brownstein performed with The Paul Green Academy students on both Friday and Saturday, including his own son Zach. It was the first time Brownstein had jammed with his son, who is studying drums, onstage. Magner emerged to join the Brownsteins and other students for the Nutcracker classic “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” an instrumental the Disco Biscuits have covered every holiday season for years.