Mikko Innanen: Saxophone
James Ilgenfritz: Bass
Joe Hertenstein: Drums/percussion.
The Curators play with a unique ferauciousness (pronounced fur-rawk-ush-ness) – ferocity, raucous, and deliciousness all rolled into one made up word. This trio is definitely thinking outside the bun. Drummer Joe Hertenstein plays with a noble caveman essence – ham fisted and unrestrained. From that rhythmic core comes a guttural procession of bass wang and both amplified and acoustic horn. If you close your eyes halfway through the tune For Thinking of Us In this Difficult Time one might think somebody in the studio is strangling a chicken with an old piece of rope. To some ears, other pieces evoke an obsessive compulsive old lady singing the blues while jiggling a toilet handle to stop the running water or a dog trying to
take a piano apart.