The WEEKLY REEDERS wish to thank everyone who came and made the"Interference" Concert on March 25 at the DiMenna Center for the Performing Arts a big success! Met some great new fans, made some unique music!
BUY THE CD INTERFERENCE on the MUSIC page OR BUY on ITunes for $5.94! WOW!!
The Weekly Reeders is an "orphan instrument" band that was conceived from a chance remark made in 2013 by melodica player/pianist Carlos Cuevas, How about a band with melodica, accordion and vibes? That'll get some attention. Not sure what kind!
I got to work writing and adapting material for this challenging, highly reedy instrumentation, and soon it was joined by the lovely voice of Elizabeth Tomboulian. Rehearsals began in Jersey City, weekly for a while, with Cliff Schmitt on bass. Christine Bard was on vibes, later replaced by Christos Rafalides, and then Anthony Smith. Eventually the female voice was replaced by bassoonist Janet Grice (David Berger). Janet suggested the material needed percussion. Enter Dave Silliman. Now in 2017, the album Interference is out on Miles High Records and includes percussionist Mino Cinelu (Miles Davis, Weather Report. It is selling briskly on leetomboulian.com/music and on iTunes.
Here's a quote by Norman L. Green:
"Well worth it. The sound on this record is subtle, the voices of the instruments clear and present, the performances imaginative and compelling."