Off the Cuff
- Artist: Edison With the Weather
- Format: CD
- Release Date:9/4/2001
Sophisticated, eclectic, universal...Words commonly used by critics and fans to describe Edison With the Weather, a band which encompasses acid jazz and world beat influences within a pop & rock 'n' roll context. Edison With the Weather has performed at clubs in four major cities including: TT the Bears and The Tam in Boston, Massachusetts, The Blue Bird Cafe, Twelfth and Porter, and 95's Dancin' in the District in Nashville, Tennessee as well as Tramps & The New Music Cafe in New York City and The Sam Adams Bar (1996 Philadelphia Music Conference) & The Grape St. Pub in Philadelphia. They currently reside in NYC, playing monthly weekend shows at The Bitter End while showcasing at CB's 313 Gallery or Wetlands. THE PLAYERS... David Sherman/ Vocalist, Keyboardist is the main songwriter for the group. His influences include George Gershwin, Joni Mitchell, Charles Mingus, and old movies. He combines quirky vocals with vintage keyboard sounds. Dan Grennes/ Bassist, Vocalist also cowrites some of the group's material. His soulful, edgy style on vocals and bass is a signature of EWTW's sound. Andy Sanesi/ Drummer is well-versed in jazz, hip-hop, funk, and straight ahead rock. Andy always provides solid grooves and textures for the tunes. Paul Pimenta/ Guitarist is the newest member of the group. Originally from Brazil, Paul grew up on Jobim and melodic guitar lines - the perfect combination for EWTW. Album Network: 'intelligently written songs... stellar musicianship.' Modern Musician Monthly: 'The bottom line is that Edison With the Weather is an exceptional sounding band with exceptional musicians.' Rock Love Magazine: 'Edison With the Weather is a music lovers band... They will please a real jazz connoisseur... right next to a rock fan and a Phish fan -- uniquely interesting.' DiscMakers: 'one of the best indie acts in NYC...' Northeast Performer: 'this disc is fantastic! It's part fusion, part pop, part progressive rock, and a great listen.' New York City City Search: 'Edison With the Weather plays jammy, jazzy rock that falls somewhere between the Allman Brothers and Steely Dan.' Taxi: 'displays excellent confidence in performance of the material' KPCC Pasadena, CA: 'interesting sound... great album' KIDE, Hoopa CA: 'it can go anywhere...' Will Lee from Letterman's CBS Orchestra: 'I really enjoyed their show... Excellent musicianship' Kenny Gorka from The Bitter End Club in NYC: 'excellent songs, lyrics, stage presence, musicians and an original groove. It's a great formula ' Bud Scopa from ASCAP: 'I'm digging your pretzel logic -- way tasty! Sophisticated musicianship impressionistic lyrics and a sense of immense confidence distinguish this band. ...thoughtful enough to work some pop hooks into these complex musical landscapes.' Pat Pattison (Berklee College Of Music professor/ author of Writing Better Lyrics): 'a wonderfully unique and inventive sound --supeb writing and musicianship.' Joel Dorn (Prod. Roberta Flack, Neville Brothers, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry): 'brilliant lyrics... every now and then you hear a band that makes you say, 'now that sounds fresh.'