“Bold, Innovative, and gloriously off kilter”
Arco Belo is an original chamber-jazz project led by pianist, accordionist, and composer Simone Baron, featuring a rhythm section composed of world-renowned bassist Michael Pope (Chick Corea, Michael and Randy Brecker, David Sanborn), and Brazilian-American drummer, percussionist & composer Lucas Ashby (Big Mean Sound Machine, Kenia, Osei Korakye). With a string quartet of heavy-hitters, the group skips effortlessly from long-form, neo-baroque string counterpoint to sludgy hip-hop pads; post-romantic cadenzas collide in moments of spontaneous noise with reedy prepared piano; guttural bow noises and cascading plectrum bring color to plush hypnotic grooves and sharply angled linear phrases.
ARCO BELO AT MILLENIUM STAGE
ARCO BELO ENSEMBLE LIVE AT STRATHMORE
May 10, 2017