The Bogie Band featuring Joe Russo will be releasing their debut album, The Prophets In The City, on March 25th via Royal Potato Family. The first single and title track, “The Prophets In The City (Arrival, Balance, Discipline, Joy)” is out today on all streaming platforms, while pre-order for the nine track collection on 180-gram vinyl and digital formats is also available. The collective has also added two release shows on March 24th at Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia and March 26th at Brooklyn Bowl Williamsburg. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, Jan 21st at 12PM ET.
A new collaboration between old friends, The Bogie Band featuring Joe Russo merges tenor saxophonist Stuart Bogie’s arrangements with Russo’s dynamic drumming. Utilizing only wind and percussion instruments, they are joined by a supporting cast of musicians whose resumes run through New York City bands including Antibalas, The Dap-Kings, Red Barat, Budos Band, St. Vincent and David Byrne’s American Utopia.
The music we’ve created here revels in the human mysteries that unfold in New York City, basking in its connections, ironies, and myths. Through observing its humanity, we hope to invoke the underlying world of the spirits.
These are deep, thoughtful, beautiful and powerful compositions that could have only come from the mind and heart of Stuart Bogie. I’m so proud of this record and can’t wait to share it with the world.
The group debuted at Winter Jazzfest in 2020 and played at Newport Jazz Festival in 2020 also. Stuart Bogie has worked with artists such as Arcade Fire, TV On The Radio and Iron & Wine, though he’s best known for his time as member/conductor of Antibalas. Russo’s career has included performing and recording with Furthur, Gene Ween Band and Benevento/Russo Duo. He currently leads his own group, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (JRAD).