After the acclaimed 2015 performance of his debut album Batania, Kristo Rodzevski returns to Joe's Pub for a CD/LP release show of his second album Bitter Almonds, with a stellar group of musicians from the New York's jazz and improvised music scene.
Bitter Almonds is an album about the human condition. A little bitter and dark on first taste, it hits you with a playful aftertaste of sweet, though tacit, optimism. It is Post-Rock. Post-Folk. Post-Jazz. Liminal music – a Borderland, with a delightful balance of structure and improvisation. An aching intimacy in the voice, paired with expansive, open arrangements. It gives the listener the sensation of a quiet rooftop, city streets stretching in all directions as far as the eye can see.
Kristo Rodzevski - vocals, acoustic guitar
Mary Halvorson - electric guitar
Tomeka Reid - cello
Stephan Crump - double bass
Tomas Fujiwara - drums