Claudia Quintet

NYC "post jazz" group the Claudia Quintet just released its new album, September, on Cuneiform Records. The band, started by drummer and composer John Hollenbeck in 1997, fits on the jazz spectrum in a way that's similar to Tortoise, combining minimalist rhythms, cathartic post-rock and a strong melodic sense. The group plays a release show at Le Poisson Rouge tonight (10/3) with Slavic Soul Party, before eventually heading to the West Coast and Europe. All tour dates are listed in this post. Tickets are on sale.

The last track is the new album is the elegiac "September 12th: Coping Song" (which addresses the day after 9/11 in its own way). Stream that and and see all tour dates below...

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Claudia Quintet 2013 Tour Dates
Oct 3 Le Poisson Rouge - NYC, NY
Oct 4 Firehouse 12 - New Haven, CT
Oct 5 Lewis & Clark College - Portland, OR
Oct 6 Cornish College - Seattle, WA
Oct 7 Willamette University - Salem, OR
Oct 8 Arcata Playhouse - Arcata, CA
Oct 9 Bows & Arrows - Sacramento, CA
Oct 10 Kuumbwaa Jazz Center - Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 11 Red Cat (Angel City Jazz Fest) - Los Angeles, CA
Nov 19 Atrane, Berlin
Nov 20-22 Residency at the Royal Academy of Music
Nov 23 London Jazz Festival (with the RAM Big Band)
Nov 24 - The Mac, Belfast
Nov 25 - The Workmans Club, Dublin