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The Vinyl District | Joseph Neff | January 19, 2017

by Joseph Neff | January 19, 2017 Club d’Elf, Live at Club Helsinki (Face Pelt) The core group here consists of Mike Rivard on bass and sintir and Dean Johnson on drums, with Brahim Fribgane on [...]

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The Village Voice | Richard Gehr | January 17, 2017

by Richard Gehr | The Village Voice With bassist Mike Rivard and drummer Dean Johnston at their core, Boston- based Club d’Elf have been inscrutable purveyors of otherworldly improvised [...]

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All About Jazz | Review of Club d’Elf Live at Club Helsinki | Mark Sullivan | January 17, 2017

by Mark Sullivan | All About Jazz | January 17, 2017 The Boston-based collective Club d’Elf seems to attract genre labels like nobody’s business. Moroccan-dosed dub-jazz, trance, [...]

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All About Jazz | Review of Club d’Elf Live at Club Helsinki | Doug Collette | January 15, 2017

by Doug Collette | All About Jazz It’s not really necessary to be a dervish dancer to appreciate Club d’Elf, especially because, on Live at Club Helsinki, the prominence of varied [...]

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New Music Without Borders | MICHAEL KONIK | JANUARY 10, 2017

by Michael Konik | New Music Without Borders Genres and categories are cool when you’re trying to sell something. But some of our most compelling musical artists don’t pay attention to the [...]

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Jambase Article: Live at Club Helsinki Featuring John Medeski November 28, 2016, by Scott Bernstein

Moroccan-drenched dub-jazz ensemble Club d’Elf have announced the upcoming release of a new live album. The band will issue Live At Club Helsinki featuring special guest John Medeski on January [...]

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Layers Centuries and Cultures into Irresistible Grooves by Mel Minter

Club d’Elf, Live at Club Helsinki (Face Pelt Records) A Review Now I think I know how the cobra feels as it sways hypnotically over its coiled body, hood open, eyes fixed on the charmer. When I [...]

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Allaboutjazz.com Review of Live at Club Helsinki, January 2, 2017, By KARL ACKERMANN

Who (and what) defines the Boston-based, dub-jazz Club d’Elf is an enigma. At the core, the “group” is bassist and composer Mike Rivard and drummer Dean Johnston. Rivard has [...]

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MoTiV | ALT-NATION: A NEW DISC AND CAN’T MISS SHOWS | January 11, 2017

MoTIV | ALT-NATION | January 11, 2017 Club d’Elf – Live at Club Helsinki CD Release featuring John Medeski Boston Based Club d’Elf come to town celebrate the release of their new double album, [...]

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Patriot Ledger | Chad Berndtson | January 7, 2017

by Chad Berndtson/The Patriot Ledger Now entering its 19th year, Club d’Elf is a Boston-area institution. Its regular Friday night shows [every other Friday, next show Feb 17, 2017] at [...]