RADIOKISMET presents Stephen Ulrich and Big Lazy ~ Music from This American Life - April 22 In Philadelphia .
Sat, 22 Apr 2023 (EDT)
07:30PM - 10:00PM
130 S 34th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
RADIOKISMET presents Stephen Ulrich and Big Lazy.
NYC's gritty instrumental trio will perform perform their trademark crime jazz, guitar noir and highway twang as well as music from Ulrich’s recent solo release Music from This American Life (Barbes Records).
Stephen Ulrich guitarist and Big Lazy band leader has released his first solo album Music from This American Life. The album is a collection of 10 pieces Ulrich was commissioned to write For Ira Glass’ iconic radio program of the same name. Ulrich is best known for his long-running ‘crime jazz’ trio Big Lazy and for his score to the HBO series Bored to Death. Barbes Records has simultaneously released his band’s back catalogue of 6 albums.
Big Lazy, New York City’s gritty instrumental trio has flourished for over 20 years, creating film music and playing its singular brand of guitar noir and highway twang from the Whitney Museum of American Art to the Opéra National de Lyon.
Big Lazy’s current line-up features arranger, composer and keyboardist Marlysse Simmons of the bands Bio Ritmo and Miramar.
"The Big Apple Crème de la Crème." - Robert Christgau – dean of American rock critic
"Big Lazy, the elegantly gritty instrumental trio led by the extraordinary guitarist Stephen Ulrich, plays stunningly beautiful music that evokes everything from truckers' romps to the haunting film scores of Bernard Herrmann." - The New Yorker