In their lifetime EF have spawned dozens of imitators, but their consummate blend of jazz, folk, no wave, and avant rock, to name a few of the prominent strands of their tightly woven style, has kept them at the top of their own category: music that relentlessly rejects the passing trend in favor of a higher artistic goal. Singer Jennifer Charles, like the priestess of an ancient rite, transports audiences to the other side of reality’s veil, guiding and freeing them with her incantations and gestures. Her voice possesses one of music’s most unique and unmistakable tones. Her lyrics, spanning the transcendent, personal and political, reflect her wide reading but also come from a deep wellspring of language that is redolent of profound inspiration, incomparable to anything else in music, but in which can be discerned a lineage tracing through Leonard Cohen to Federico Garcia Lorca — at whose family homestead the band was invited to perform. The main architect of the group’s sound, guitarist Oren Bloedow, employs a powerful arsenal of musical effects to plant each lance of Jennifer’s vocals deep in the listener’s ear and heart. His harmony, taste and restraint have made him a weapon of choice for such artists as Antony, Meshell Ndegeocello and Rufus Wainwright, among countless others, but it is in his own Elysian Fields where his playing and writing truly shine. This LPR live performance will be a special chamber ensemble concert, where Oren and Jennifer will be joined by Dana Lyn (violin), Katie Sheele (oboe) and Yusuke Yamamoto (vibes). The evenings selections will include the music that jC and OB composed for Jim Findlay’s ‘Dream of the Red Chamber’, the immersive dream/sleep theater piece, as well as a selection of moody classics from the EF catalogue.
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