Zony Mash plays original music with a few well-chosen covers that mix elements of avant-rock, jazz, funk and San Francisco psychedelia. The acclaimed quartet has toured numerous times on the west coast, has done three U.S. tours and has also performed in Europe and Iceland. Four Zony Mash CDs are available with the original electric instrumentation: Cold Spell (1997), Brand Spankin' New (1998) and Upper Egypt (2000) (all on Knitting Factory Records). Their latest CD, Live In Seattle is on Seattle's Liquid City (2002).

New York born, Seattle-based Wayne Horvitz is the leader of Zony Mash, Pigpen, and the 4+1 Ensemble, and co-leader of the New York Composers Orchestra and Ponga, and has been a frequent collaborator of John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Butch Morris, Bobby Previte, and his wife Robin Holcomb. He also composes for film, TV, dance and theater. Bassist Keith Lowe's credits include work with Fiona Apple, Bill Frisell, and David Sylvian. Guitarist Timothy Young has worked with Sam Rivers, Julian Priester, The Scabs and Dr. Sam Ang Sam, and he leads the groups Guitar Monks and Very Special Forces. And drummer Andy Roth has worked with Jay Clayton, Bill Frisell, Danny Barnes, the New York Composer's Orchestra West and Robin Holcomb.

The group will brings its funked-up improv sound to the following cities and venues:
11.07.02 (Thu) - Pedal Project, Bellingham WA
11.08.02 (Fri) - Sit & Spin, Seattle WA
11.09.02 (Sat) - Fez Ballroom, Portland OR
11.10.02 (Sun) - Wild Duck Music Hall, Eugene OR
11.11.02 (Mon) - Grove Cantina, Bend OR
11.12.02 (Tue) - Rumour's, Eureka CA
11.13.02 (Wed) - Lalo's, Mt. Shasta CA
11.14.02 (Thu) - Sweetwater, Mill Valley CA
11.15.02 (Fri) - Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
11.16.02 (Sat) - Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
11.17.02 (Sun) - Blake's, Berkeley CA
11.18.02 (Mon) - Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz CA
11.20.02 (Wed) - SOHO, Santa Barbara CA
11.21.02 (Thu) - Rocco, Los Angeles CA (Zony Mash acoustic, w/ Robin Holcomb)
11.22.02 (Fri) - Rocco, Los Angeles CA (Zony Mash acoustic, w/ Robin Holcomb)

Zony Mash is Wayne Horvitz (Hammond Organ, Rhodes, Synthesizer, DX-7), Timothy Young (guitar), Keith Lowe (bass), and Andy Roth (drums).

"Live In Seattle is bound to the funkier grind… a rewarding session, certainly the group's best." — Stuart Nicholson, JazzTimes, November 2002

"From the percolating, straight-up funk of "Let's Get Mashed" to the woozy avant-fusion of "In The Lounge," Zony Mash keeps listeners guessing with shifting melodies and textures. Live In Seattle is a wild ride, alternately in-the-pocket and out of hand." — Mark Woodlief, Portland Oregonian


[Published on: 11/4/02]

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