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April 25, 2017
O’s Place Jazz Newsletter
Review of Live at Club Helsinki by D. Oscar Groomes

Club D’Elf is a world jazz-fusion band featuring John Medeski
(keyboards, B3), Mike Rivard (b, sintir), Duke Levine (g), Dean
Johnson (d), Mister Rourke (DJ) and Brahim Fribgane (oud, voice,
Percival). The groove moves in many directions but has a solid, funky
club feel especially on the second disc that includes Thomas Workman
(fl) for the first two tracks. Much of the music has an East Indian
vibe. Our favorites are “The Booloolu”, a percussion rich tune, “Green
Screen” and the slow savory funk of “Salvia”. Live At Club Helsinki is
not in Finland, rather in Hudson, NY!  Regardless of where they are,
Club D’Elf  still has a global funky groove popping!

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