Beckoned by the dulcet tones of violin, bass, and the female voice
spiraling through the darkness, the stranger was helplessly drawn
towards the last lit trailer in camp that seemed to have sprung
forth from another time. This chance meeting's outcome: lePercolateur.
Fueled by coffee black as the night the musicians played 'til
the sun began painting the eastern horizon red, and carnivale
rose 'round them from the ether.
Winding their caravan through the windiest of cities, lePercolateur
has spent the time since this fateful night sweeping in to transport
concert-goers to a time where music was a liberating and cathartic
respite from persecution--where the frenetic energy of struggling
to simply 'be' coalesced with the unbridled spirit of gypsy music
and burgeoned into swing dancing.
The coming March of 2013 finds lePercolateur slated to release
their debut album "Pop Manouche", and thus becoming
the latest band to join the Chicago Sessions record label. Between
now and then, many more are sure to wake from a dreamlike daze
wondering in which year they find themselves, and wishing it was
what their senses told them.
"a sly and surprising gypsy-jazz quintet who apply that idiom
to modernistic pop tunes, as well as vintage jazz composition"
- Neil Tesser, Chicago Examiner
lePercolateur - Chicago's hipster gypsy-jazz
here... the highly-anticipated full length release from your favorite
hipster gypsies! Announcing the release of 'Pop Manouche' on the
Chicago Sessions record label.
has taken us on a wild ride this year, including personnel changes,
international tours for our bandmembers and more. We're very proud
of this record, and we know you will love it too. 'Pop Manouche'
showcases 11 songs of our own unique gypsy-pop sound; some brand-spankin
new songs alongside fresh takes on lePercolateur 'classics'.
has recruited our friends along the way. Special guests on the
album include: Corey Wilkes, Shawn Maxwell, Adam Thornburg, Stephen
Lynerd, Bryan Pardo and Gabriel Datcu! Grab your copy of 'Pop
Manouche' at a gig... or at a fine online outlet.