Spin Cycle @ BOP STOP
When: Apr 08, 2018, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Where: BOP STOP
Spin Cycle, is led by saxophonist Tom Christensen and drummer Scott Neumann and plays an eclectic blend of hard hitting original music composed by the members of the band, four veterans of the New York City freelance jazz scene. Each member has recorded multiple albums as a leader and played in the bands of many well known jazz artists such as Joe Lovano, Woody Herman, Rufus Reid, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Maynard Ferguson, Jack McDuff and Lee Konitz . Formed in 2014, Spin Cycle is a collaborative band that can be lighthearted, serious, funky or abstract but always with a groove and without musical boundaries. A single song might contain influences from modal Coltrane, introspective free jazz, New Orleans funk or the no holds barred energy of punk.
The members of Spin Cycle Tom Christensen (Tenor and Soprano Sax) Pete McCann (Guitar) Phil Palombi (Bass) and Scott Neumann (Drums) came to New York City from California, Ohio, Wisconsin and Oklahoma over 25 years ago and quickly became a part of the jazz scene. They are all experienced educators as well, serving on the faculties of Lehigh University, Nyack College, The New School and The City College of New York. They have been on scores of albums, won grammys and published numerous books on jazz history and pedagogy. The band’s first CD was released in May of 2016 to critical acclaim in Downbeat and many other jazz publications. Spin Cycle is a band with a rich history and a clear future.
"This is one seriously high octane release hard charging, straight ahead jazz fans will love. With chops and energy to spare, this is a set that certainly knows how to hit all the right notes." -Midwestrecord.com, 2016
"Spin Cycle is a free-wheeling, take-no-prisoners roller coaster ride accentuating their willingness to venture free and edgy." -Mike Greenblatt, Classicalite.com, 2016