New York City’s favorite "little big band," Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra, cracks open the monumental songbook of Sly & The Family Stone on its new studio album, MTO Plays SLY.
This event is still available but tickets must be purchased through the Box Office. Please call 212.601.1000 or buy tickets at the Box Office at 200 Hudson Street.
On this freewheeling and jubilant 13-track tribute, MTO is propelled by a dynamic cast of special guests, including Antony Hegarty, Bernie Worrell, Bill Laswell, Dean Bowman, Martha Wainwright, Sandra St. Victor, Shilpa Ray and Vernon Reid, treating Sly & The Family Stone with the same (ir)reverence it would Duke Ellington, Count Basie or Prince for that matter. By illuminating the melodic and harmonic diversity of the iconoclast’s body of work, MTO reimagines Sly Stone through the filter of their own "downtown NYC" aesthetic, while still upholding the Day-Glo soul and psychedelic funk that is the backbone for classics like "M'Lady," "Everyday People" and "Family Affair." Bernstein and company celebrate the release of MTO Plays SLY at 92YTribeca, performing the album in its entirety.
Special guest vocalists for the occasion will be announced soon.
Millennial Territory Orchestra is...
Steven Bernstein - trumpet
Peter Apfelbaum - tenor saxophone
Doug Wieselman - clarinet
Erik Lawrence - baritone saxophone
Curtis Fowlkes - trombone
Charlie Burnham - violin
Matt Munisteri - guitar
Ben Allison - bass
Ben Perowsky - drums
$15 advance / $18 day of show. 8 pm doors, 9 pm show.
92Y Culture Klatsch Q&A With Steven Bernstein
New York City’s favorite “little big band,” Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra, cracks open the monumental songbook of Sly & The Family Stone on its new studio album, MTO Plays Sly. You can sample tracks on Amazon.
They’ll perform songs from their new album at 92YTribeca on October 14. Today, Steven Bernstein has answered the 92Y Culture Klatsch Q&A.
Where do you go for news when you start your day?
At the start (with my coffee) I go to my local paper, Rockland Journal News.
What are your favorite websites?
After the Journal News, I go to The Huffington Post, Raw Story, TPM, Politico, Americablog, Andrew Sullivan (I used to go to Perez Hilton, but that got boring once Brittany sobered up).
How much do you use Twitter and Facebook (or other social networking services)?
Facebook addict, no Twitter. My (almost) 17 year old daughter says Facebook is evil. She’s on it too much as well.
Read the full Q&A on the 92Y Blog