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Zack Foley Quartet/Innocent When You Dream at The Branded Saloon

  • The Branded Saloon 603 Vanderbilt Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11238 United States (map)


Zack Foley Quartet:

Zack Foley - Vocals

Jesse Elder - Piano

Bass - TBA

Drums - TBA

"One of the most sublime and delightful finds on New York City’s youth-infused jazz scene is the Zack Foley Quartet. The combo can shift in mode or mood with felicity, from beguilingly relaxed to heavy improv to what they call their signature Zen-like 'jazz/rock/chant.' Foley’s attitude is ironic, defying romantic convention. He strips away the neat sentiments we associate with jazz standards and exposes the bare meaning—even artifice—at their root. The result is to reveal songs as small treasures, often tinged with the acknowledgment and acceptance of loss, songs that sparkle amid the otherwise cynical cacophony of the age. There is a depth of spiritual wisdom, psychic insight and struggle, and meditative practice that inform the music, throughout." - Vanity Fair


Innocent When You Dream

Aaron Shragge - dragon mouth trumpet/shakuhachi, Ryan Anselmi - tenor sax

Nico Soffiato - guitar

Dan Kurfist - drums

Alexi David - bass

Innocent When You Dream brings a new element to Waits' music while remaining true to its essence. The quintet interprets Waits' stylistically diverse repertoire by creating instrumental versions of his most memorable songs. Using lyrical content and mood as the starting point for exploration, the band moves beyond the realm of covers creating a distinctive sound that draws from Jazz, rock, blues, World music and the avant-garde. "If you are already a Waits fan, this album might send you scrambling to purchase any titles in his catalogue that you’ve missed. And if you’re not a Waits fan, this album could convert you." -Bobby Reed – Downbeat (Editor’s Pick)