On Wednesday September 13, the Neil Carson Group will be performing Steely Dan's 1976 release "The Royal Scam" at the Fulton Street Collective in Chicago as part of the Jazz Record Art Collective series. Directed by Chris Anderson, each Jazz Record Art Collective performance features "a new lineup of Chicago musicians who perform a reinterpretation of an iconic jazz record." JRAC also features live visual art accompanying the performance by a new visual artist each month.
Music reviewer Stephen Thomas Erlewine writes, "The cynicism that was suppressed on Katy Lied comes roaring to the surface on The Royal Scam -- not only are the lyrics bitter and snide, but the music is terse, broken, and weary...Alternating between mean-spirited bluesy vamps like "Green Earrings" and "The Fez" and jazzy soft rock numbers like "The Caves of Altamira,"...the best songs on The Royal Scam, like the sneering "Kid Charlemagne" and "Sign in Stranger," rank as genuine Steely Dan classics.”
Neil Carson performs lead vocals and saxophone, accompanied these stellar Chicago musicians:
Alyssa Allgood (Vocals), Greg Woods (Vocals), Zoey Szmulewitz (Guitar), Dan Pierson (Keyboards), Paul Mutzabaugh (Keyboards), Andrew Vogt (Bass), Zack Marks (Drums), Constantine Alexander (Trumpet), Alex Wasily (Trombone), Corbin Andrick (Tenor/Alto Sax), Dan Burke (Bari Sax)
Also featuring an installation by Chicago artist Rachael Reuter.
Neil Carson Group - Steely Dan's THE ROYAL SCAM
Wednesday, September 13 - 9pm - $10 Suggested/$5 with Student ID
Fulton Street Collective - 1821 W. Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60612