June 8, 2018 12:00 am
The Owl Music Parlor
497 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
DOORS @ 7:30 / SHOWS @ 8PM, UNLESS POSTED OTHERWISE
Composer Ed Pastorini, who leads the band 101 Crustaceans, is a New York singer/pianist with an unusual, sometimes circular, approach to the song form. His eerie ballads and more aggressive works walk the line between popular song, art song, jazz, and improvisation. He tells of being classically-trained, but he was turned to the pop side by Credence Clearwater Revival, Traffic, The Beatles and some of the Motown hits. Pastorini also draws on twisted 1950’s jazz harmonies to write piano-based songs that sound like he once sang along with saxophone solos.