Sean Noonan "Memorable Sticks" Pavees Electric Trio
soulful harmolodic funk/punk jazz

Mittwoch, 02.03.2016 (20:30 - 23:45) @ Reigen Live


Johnny Richards keyboards

Michael Bardon bass

Sean Noonan drums/compositions/storytelling

Drummer/composer Sean Noonan sees himself as a modern-day sonic griot. In the spirit of those traveling African storytellers, Noonan wanders the world gathering stories, legends, and folklore like a punk-jazz Alan Lomax. The treasures that he finds along the way are filtered through his distinctive vision to become the unpredictable and far-ranging sounds of Noonan’s wide-spectrum music, which combines the eloquence of an Irish bard, the narrative rhythms of Samuel Beckett, and the raw physicality of a street-smart boxer.

The 2016 release of “Memorable Sticks" (Wiekopomna Laska), Noonan adopts a magical scepter to dig the depths of the Wieliczka underworld revealing "Hidden Treasures" protected by its treasurer, Skarbnik and apparition "White Lady Bieliczka”. Bieliczka appears with her Krasnolodki (dwarfs) in tears courting Noonan to carry her from the salt mine. Digging even deeper, Noonan lands in South Africa unearthing a culmination of praise songs and greetings ("Nangadef") for Shaka, the great Zulu King. Does the journey end here? Or is this the beginning or is this the end?