“Jazz Group of the Year” nominee The Lao Tizer Quartet featuring Eric Marienthal make their debut at the Clark in support of their new Billboard Jazz Top 10 CD/DVD release, Songs from the Swinghouse! Led by pianist, keyboardist, composer, and former “Best New Jazz Artist” nominee Lao Tizer (Special EFX, Down to the Bone), the quartet also features Grammy-winning sax legend Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea, Barbara Streisand), Grammy-nominated drummer Gene Coye (Larry Carlton, Terence Blanchard), and Senegalese bassist Cheikh N’Doye (Baaba Maal, Mike Stern, Karen Briggs).
About The Lao Tizer Band
With more than five years since their last release, The Lao Tizer Band has taken the time to grow in every aspect. An updated, larger band explores some new methods on the new CD/DVD combo, Songs from the Swinghouse, recorded live in just three days at Conway Studios in Hollywood. The album includes three cover tunes with a vocalist, a first for the group, alongside original instrumental tracks, bringing them to new heights of excellence and exuberance.
Featuring a thoughtful and at times surprising choice of tracks, while adding to an already stellar lineup of players with the addition of a seasoned vocalist, this album sets a new path for the band and its dedicated fans. Songs from the Swinghouse features eight blistering original instrumentals and three iconic classic rock songs with reimagined arrangements. “We’ve never done anything with a vocalist and we’ve never done any cover songs, so this is the first time that I decided to delve into that realm, to basically expand the scope of our music,” says Tizer.