Polyrhythmics – Live from the Banana Stand will be available from all finer digital retailers on April 22nd. In the meantime, please enjoy the preview track, Labrador.
Horns are up front. That’s what I remember from the stage directions we received from Polyrhythmics. It’s a good metaphor for this band’s sound. Polyrhythmics’ groove — and, believe me, Polyrhythmics do groove — is driven by their fantastic rhythm section. But, the band puts their horns up front. And they rip.
We couldn’t have been more pleased with that, or to host the band last year. When we did, it became clear pretty quickly that this band is all seasoned pros. As evidenced by their periodic solos, these performers are some of the best Banana Stand has hosted. Together, though, Polyrhythmics are simply phenomenal. We’re proud that in this live record and these live videos we can offer some testament to the band’s skill.
If you like funk music (and who doesn’t?) please check out this record. If you dig it, please grab it for pay-what-you-want from our online store or for money from finer digital retailers everywhere. If you like it a lot, please pay for it. All proceeds support Polyrhythmics, Banana Stand, and our post-production staff, and every little bit helps us make better things.
Thanks for checking out Polyrhythmics – Live from the Banana Stand. We hope you love it. We do.
Polyrhythmics – Live from the Banana Stand was recorded before a live audience on September 15th, 2013 at the Banana Stand in Portland, Oregon. The album was recorded by Zach Stamler and Tim Shrout, mixed by Zach Stamler, and mastered by Chris Vita. Dane Brist produced art for the album, which includes original photography Michael McInerney. Videos of Polyrhythmics’ performance at Banana Stand feature footage from camera operators Darren Hartman, Michael McInerney, Veronica Rose, Robbin Goss, and Tyler Bertram, and were directed and edited by Michael McInerney.
Banana Stand would like to thank Polyrhythmics (Ben Bloom, Grant Schroff, Nathan Spicer, Lalo Bello, Jason Gray, Scott Morning, Elijah Clark, and Art Brown), Frank Rinaldi, all who participated in this album’s creation and anyone that has helped us out along the way.