April 23, 2022

The Aristocrats: new album "The Aristocrats With Primuz Chamber Orchestra"

Nine tracks from fusion rock trio The Aristocrats have been giving an extra coat of paint by the Primuz Chamber Orchestra. Wojtek Lemański took care of the string arrangements. The result can be heard on the new album The Aristocrats With Primuz Chamber Orchestra, due for release on June 3rd (CD, digital) and July 1st (vinyl).

This project began when we randomly stumbled upon a YouTube video of Primuz Chamber Orchestra performing one of our songs, as reimagined by composer/arranger Wojtek Lemański. Their flawless execution of a highly challenging arrangement (which was startlingly inventive and yet remained entirely faithful to the spirit of the original composition!) inspired us to reach out and propose a collaboration.

The process ultimately led to this album, which comprises nine trio performances taken from our previous studio albums, remixed by Forrester Savell and transformed by the orchestra’s rendition of Wojtek’s string arrangements. This approach enabled Wojtek to create orchestrations which treated many of the spontaneous, improvised elements from our original “band in a room” takes as if they had been part of the actual compositions... yielding some unique results!

We’re truly proud of the way this project turned out... and we’re profoundly grateful that serendipity somehow brought us all together for this collaboration. Enjoy!

Live dates:
  • 07/01 Alvas Showroom, San Pedro, CA
  • 07/02 Alvas Showroom, San Pedro, CA
  • 07/03 Ramona Main Stage, Ramona (San Diego), CA
  • 07/06 The Mob, Mexicali, MX
  • 07/07 Rhythm Room, Phoenix, AZ
  • 07/08 Club Congress, Tucson, AZ
  • 07/09 Rockhouse Bar & Grill, El Paso, TX
  • 07/10 Launchpad,, Albuquerque, NM
  • 07/13 The Parish, Austin, TX
  • 07/14 Guitar Sanctuary, McKinney, TX
  • 07/15 Guitar Sanctuary, McKinney, TX
  • 07/16 Scout Bar, Houston, TX
  • 07/18 Southport Music Hall, New Orleans, LA
  • 07/20 Jack Rabbits, Jacksonville, FL
  • 07/21 Will’s Pub, Orlando, FL
  • 07/22 Boca Black Box, Boca Raton, FL
  • 07/23 The Brass Mug, Tampa, FL
  • 07/26 Aisle 5, Atlanta, GA
  • 07/27 City Winery, Nashville, TN
  • 07/28 Isis Music Hall, Asheville, NC
  • 07/29 Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC
  • 07/30 The Pour House, Raleigh, NC
  • 08/01 Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis, MD
  • 08/02 Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA
  • 08/03 Gramercy Theatre, New York City, NY
  • 08/09 The Middle East, Boston, MA
  • 08/11 Imperial Bell, Quebec City, QC
  • 08/12 Café Campus, Montreal, QC
  • 08/13 Café Campus, Montreal, QC
  • 08/14 Opera House, Toronto, ON
  • 08/16 This Is Red, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 08/17 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
  • 08/18 The Magic Bag, Detroit, MI
  • 08/19 Irving Theater, Indianapolis, IN
  • 08/20 Reggie’s, Chicago, IL
  • 08/22 Amsterdam Bar And Hall, St, Paul, MN
  • 08/23 xBk Live, Des Moines, IA
  • 08/24 RecordBar, Kansas City, MO
  • 08/26 The Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 08/27 Marquis Theater, Denver, CO
  • 08/28 Mesa Theater, Grand Junction, CO
  • 08/29 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 08/30 The Shredder, Boise, ID
  • 09/01 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC
  • 09/02 Neumos, Seattle, WA
  • 09/03 Star Theater, Portland, OR
  • 09/04 Sessions Music Hall, Eugene, OR
  • 09/06 Harlow’s, Sacramento, CA
  • 09/08 1720, Los Angeles, CA
  • 09/09 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA

» the-aristocrats-band.com

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