MATISYAHU performs the song "IMPROVISATION" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY THE ASIA JADE
Matisyahu has formed a band that truly gives itself over to the music on par with his lyrical desire to connect to something beyond the self. The band features original Stubbs guitarist and longtime staple of the downtown New York improv scene Aaron Dugan, Dub Trio bassist and long-time Matisyahu collaborator Stu Brooks, percussionist and Cyro Baptista go-to-drummer Tim Keiper, and virtuoso keyboardist BigYuki. Combined, the music and lyrics transcend their parts. At its most basic moments the music now feels alive; an entity unto itself, being born in the moment and evolving each night. No two performances of a song are alike. At its most exultant moments the music becomes full-band improvisation. Lyrics are rearranged on the spot to serve the energy of the jam, no instrumentalist is playing simply to demonstrate individual skill, and Keiper’s percussive mastery finds the subtle cracks within Matisyahu’s beat boxing to propel the music beyond anything it’s ever achieved previously.
CREDITS / SPONSORS
HOST: THE ASIA JADE
VIDEOGRAPHER: TASHA DAVIS
AUDIO: JAY EASLEY| H.A.S. PRODUCTIONS
CREW: BRANDON KISER
PRODUCER / BOOKER: COURTNEY DAVIS
VENUE: HARD ROCK CAFE LAS VEGAS STRIP
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