Following a sold out show at Nublu in New York City earlier this month and a performance at Newport Jazz Festival this coming Sunday, August 1, The Bogie Band featuring Joe Russo has released a new single, "The Witnesses" (listen/share).
The 10-piece ensemble founded by saxophonist Stuart Bogie and drummer Joe Russo is comprised by musicians who hail from a long list of groups, including Antibalas, The Dap Kings, Red Barat, Arcade Fire, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, David Byrne’s American Utopia, St. Vincent, The Budos Band and Superhuman Happiness. A collaboration between old friends, Bogie's horn arrangements meet Russo's propulsive drumming in an explosive combination of woodwind and brass instruments that reimagine wind music in bold and dynamic new ways.
"'The Witnesses' speaks to urgency of the times in a musical language that laid the ground work for the Bogie Band featuring Joe Russo," says Stuart Bogie. "The brass knocks you right and left, the saxophones scream, and the drums keeping you running for your life."
The Bogie Band featuring Joe Russo will release their debut album in early 2022 via Royal Potato Family.