Molly Tigre marries the rhythms and melodies of African music-
especially the entrancing styles from Ethiopia and Mali- with a
uniquely progressive and exploratory jazz sound. Featuring the
compositions of Mitch Marcus and bassist Ezra Gale (Super Hi-Fi,
Aphrodesia), the band also features saxophonist Chris Hiatt (Japonize
Elephants), drummer Joe Abba, and percussionist Mamadou Konate. Memorably described as “Ethiopian funk drinks a progressive jazz cocktail at Miles Davis’ 1970’s loft party,” Molly Tigre’s polyrhythmic stew is music for the body and mind.
Here’s a recent article/interview from the Ditmas Park Corner
Molly Tigre just recently recorded a handful of tunes and we’ll be posting some here in the coming weeks so be sure to check back. See below for the first one…
Here’s two new tracks recorded at The Creamery last winter, February 2015. It was pleasure to have two special guests playing with us; Seth Paris filling in on saxes and bass clarinet for Chris Hiatt and Tommy Mattioli on vibraphone. Also, Mamadou Konate on percussion, Joe Abba on drums, Mitch Marcus on tenor, baritone saxophones and Farfisa organ, and Ezra Gale on bass.
Next, a track from a recent gig at An Beal Bocht, in the Bronx featuring Tommy Diehl on drums and Foluso Mimy on percussion
Here are some tracks are from a recent show at Bar Chord in Brooklyn featuring Tommy Diehl on drums and Damon Grant on perussion: