On July 24, composer, bandleader and guitarist Trey Anastasio will release his new album The Horseshoe Curve via his own Rubber Jungle Records on both CD as well as a limited pressing of Vinyl. Instrumental from start to finish, The Horseshoe Curve showcases Trey's Afro-Cuban-influenced compositions, replete with five-part horn arrangements, tight breaks, multiple percussionists and Trey's signature guitar work. The Horseshoe Curve is a journey, an inventive exploration of the big band funk that Trey has been steeped in for the larger part of the decade.
The Horseshoe Curve was recorded with producer Bryce Goggin at The Barn, as well as Trout Recording in Brooklyn, NY. Alongside Anastasio, the band includes sax players Dave Grippo, Peter Apfelbaum and Russell Remington; trumpeter Jen Hartswick, trombonist Andy Moroz, keyboardist Ray Paczkowski, drummer Russ Lawton, percussionist Cyro Baptista and bassist Tony Markellis.
As a bonus, Rubber Jungle Records will also release the Lucius Beebe EP, a five-song live CD available free to customers who pre-order the album from Anastasio's website. The EP features live versions of three songs from The Horseshoe Curve and two songs from Seis De Mayo along with special guest appearances by Jon Fishman and John Medeski.
The album artwork features an illustration by Scott Lenhardt (who also did Seis De Mayo), a Vermont artist who recently spent time at the Barn as part of the Seven Below Arts Residency Program. A Portion of the proceeds from The Horseshoe Curve will benefit the Seven Below Arts Initiative, the arts education non-profit that Trey founded last year.
Horseshoe Curve track list
Sidewalks of San Francisco
Burlap Sack and Pumps
The Fifth Round
The Horseshoe Curve
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