LOS: Dave Manley’s Indigenous & The Scriptors

Friday, June 10 – Doors: 8:30 p.m. Show: 9 pm sharp – BYOB – Jazz
$10 at the door / $8 in advance

Lucky Old Souls @ Moonstone Presents
Dave Manley’s Indigenous & the Scriptors

Dave Manley’s Indigenous: Dave Manley, guitar; Jason Fraticelli, bass;
Francois Zayas, cajon & other percussion
Guitarist DAVE MANLEY’s trio INDIGENOUS explores Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Flamenco, and jazz influences with bassist JASON FRATICELLI and Cuban-born percussionist FRANCOIS ZAYAS.  It is the culmination of Dave’s extensive R&B and jazz experience and ten years of solo nylon-string guitar gigs.  When Dave, a native of Detroit, first arrived in Philly, he immersed himself in the local music scene and was soon working with DJs King Britt and Josh Wink and members of the local jazz/rock outfit Cross Town Traffic.  He left Philly briefly to attend the New School, and when he returned he found himself in the middle of a mini musical renaissance, the birth of the “Neo-Soul Sound.”  Dave went on to write for and tour with artists including DJ Jazzy Jeff, Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Herbie Hancock, Raheem DeVaughn, and Carol Riddick.  Dave, along with Pete Kuzma, co-wrote the song “Still Here,” which appears on Jill Scott’s “Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2.”

The Scriptors: Bryan Rogers, tenor sax; Matt Engle, bass; Mike Szekely, drums
The Scriptors perform original compositions with other treatments ranging from the standard jazz repertoire to postbop harmolodics, taking as their launching off point a thoughtful, dynamic, and expansive improvisational language. Drawing upon rhythmic and harmonic principles associated with a range of jazz idioms, the group’s musical lines of flight seek out spaces of liminality and intensity.  Saxophonist BRYAN ROGERS and bassist MATT ENGLE were both members of the quartet Shot x Shot; Bryan is also a member of Bobby Zankel’s Warriors of the Wonderful Sound.  “The modern scriptor is born simultaneously with the text, is in no way equipped with a being preceding or exceeding the writing… there is no other time than that of the enunciation and every text is eternally written here and now.” – Roland Barthes

Lucky Old Souls @ Moonstone is a monthly event, showcasing some of Philadelphia’s most creative musicians in a laid-back, BYOB venue that combines the intimacy of a club with a concert hall’s respect for the music.

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