Ana Choired Taste Live At Fat Cat NYC
With all the musical choices now presented to the listener via the “music industry”, there is a small percentage of musicians and vocal musicians creating and pursuing their distinct musical paths.
Not with smooth jazz, pop rock, alternative, singer/songwriter or the many other titles music has been given as it’s has been genrefied, but with individuals whose music is in-between all the cracks.
Ana Choired Taste is such a musical ensemble. The force behind the group is pianist/composer/arranger Lee Tomboulian, somewhat of a maverick, he gravitated toward arranging the music of Frank Zappa, The Beatles and The Great American Songbook Composers for this appearance.
Mr. Tomboulian can be heard in all manner of performances, the kind of life a working NY musician has if fame has not rung the doorbell. In a manner of speaking, fame and recognition do follow Mr. Tomboulian as his reputation in the big apple takes on new dimensions with this group.
This is Ana Choired Taste’s third excursion onto the NY music scene. The debut of the band consisted of fifteen singers and a rhythm section. They appeared live at the now-defunct “Cornelia Street Cafe” to a packed house standing room only as New Yorkers wanted to hear the music of Frank Zappa performed by such an unusual ensemble.
The evening did not disappoint, met with rave reviews and standing ovations the group proved Mr. Zappa’s music could be sung artistically and enjoyed by all. After that performance, however, Mr. Tomboulian realized he would have to pare down the number of singers in the group and thus the group now consists of eight singers and a rhythm section. Also, the repertoire has expanded to include other composers beside Mr. Zappa.
Ana Choired Taste consists of Lauren Lee and Katie Collins (sopranos), Susan Tobocman and Mary Foster Conklin (altos), John DiPinto and John McMahon (tenors), Mark Tolleson bass and host Raphael D’Lugoff. Each of these distinguished singers has solo careers and bring a wealth of experience to this evening’s performance.
Ms. Foster-Conklin also has a Sunday radio show called A Broad Spectrum from 3 pm to 7 pm featuring women composers, singers, and instrumentalists. The show is archived, tune in for an interesting array of music. Click on HD2 when on the site http://www.wfdu.fm
Lee Tomboulian is a vibrant pianist with a definite sense of humor that informs most, if not all, of his musical journeys. Eclectic and wildly inventive, he has many musical projects ongoing as he weaves his way through the New York jazz scene.
Ana Choired Taste is a fun, lively, musically expert take on material not often heard with an ensemble cast of crackerjack singers and players that is sure to delight. Take a listen while they are out and about.
One Show Only:
Wednesday June 12, 2019
7 pm - 8:45pm
$5.00 music charge/ No Minimum
Fat Cat Music Venue
75 Christopher St.
New York, New York
(Note: Please do not call the club after 5:00 pm)
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