Gato Loco: CD release show.
As I walked briskly up Lafayette st
to 425, late from the February show,
I kept thinking how I've never seen
a "Joe's pub" on Lafayette.
The entrance was to the left of the main doors
to the Public theater @ 425. The collective heat
and energy was so thick you could feel it
flowing through the place right into you.
It was packed, all kittens and cats, drinks in hand.
Gato Loco was on, way on! Keyed up, decked-out,
spewing out a steady wave of experimental, hard,
kooky Jazz. Gato Loco's sound is a little harsh, yet smooth and soft, with a bit of Bossa Nova and Afro-Cuban undertones.
Some of their tracks you get the harder louder notes first,
but drifting in just where its needed is the softer, sleeker,
kooky notes just behind the major sounds you begin to hear.
On others like "Coconino", your drawn in easy an toyed with
a sound that seems repeditive, then it begins to climb
and take you where they want you to go, Loco, Gato Loco.
The group incorparates Latin, Rock, and Jazz, "tightly written,
thrilling and confusing, killing boredam
with thought, with passion and power". The band was formed in
2006 by N.Y.C native Stefan Zeniuk. They have been working hard and playing harder. Aside from "Joe's pub"
they've played the BAM Brooklyn next festival(08),
Residency:Bowery poetry club,(N.Y.C), and Artist in
Residence:Festival des Haut's Garronne(Bordeaux France 2010).
Gato Loco is Stefan Zeniuk:Tenor & Bass,
Jesse selengut: Trumpet, Jackie Coleman: Trumpet,
Kevin Moehringer: Trumbone,
Ric Becker: Trumbone&bass trumbone, Joe Exley: Tuba,
Clifton H: Guitar&Baritone Guitar, French horn,
Ari folman-Cohen: Electric&upright basses,
Kevin Garcia:Drums, percussion,
Greg Stare: Congas and Rich Stein: Percussion.
The album "Coconino"can be purchased on Cdbaby.
If you would like to know more go to-www.gatolocomusica.com
Article&photos by K.K.W.