Cousin From Another Planet is the brainchild of pianist/composer/producer Aaron Whitby purveying a playful approach to life and music rooted in Brooklyn but born far far away....
“Percolating, stimulating, motor-booty activatin’” - Greg Tate, author/journalist
"It has been a long time since music of this quality has had a political attitude worth hearing." - Elliott Simon, New York City Jazz Record
"A jazz fusion masterpiece" - Brenda Nelson-Strauss, Black Grooves
"He sees and hears the future" - Chris Spector, Midwest Record
"Dazzling ensemble flourishes worthy of Frank Zappa" - John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
"Surreal, imaginative, Whitby’s irrepressible crew of improvisers are full of surprises." - Alan Young, NY Music Daily News (live review)
NEXT SHOW -
February 18th at NUBLU 151 @8pm
Charlie Burnham - Electric Violin (plus Vocal on "Mrs Quadrillion")
Fred Cash - Electric Bass
Gary Fritz - Percussion
Jerome Harris - Acoustic Bass ("The Invisible Man Breathes", "The Eye of the Hurricane 2.0")
Rodney Holmes - Drums
Keith Loftis - Tenor Saxophone
Aaron Whitby - Piano, Fender Rhodes, Synthesizers and Vocal FX
Lisa Fischer - "Cousin From Another Planet"
Tamar-kali - "Sleeping Giant"
Rome Neal - "Sleeping Giant"
Martha Redbone - "Cousin From Another Planet", "Sleeping Giant" and "Make Somebody Happy" PLUS Vocal Arrangements
Written and Produced by Aaron Whitby
(except "The Eye of the Hurricane 2.0" written by Herbie Hancock)
Recorded by Aaron Whitby, Rodney Holmes and Roman Kuhn
Mixed by Nicholas Sevilla
Mastered by Steve Vavagiakis
(Selected) Live shows with video art by VJ LADY FIREFLY
Photograph by Michael Weintrob