HARLEM EXPERIMENT ROPEADOPE Emerges From The Laboratory With Volume Three From Its Acclaimed “Experiment” Series

Featuring CARLOS ALOMAR, EDDY MARTINEZ, DON BYRON, STEVEN BERNSTEIN,
RUBEN RODRIGUEZ & STEVE BERRIOS
–With Special Guests Including TAJ MAHAL, OLU DARA,
JAMES HUNTER, QUEEN ESTHER & MUMS
–Produced by AARON LUIS LEVINSON
Available OCTOBER 30, 2007
Brooklyn, NY — It started in 2001 with a simple premise from the
groundbreaking indie record label Ropeadope: take acclaimed musicians from a
shared hometown, but with vastly different musical backgrounds, put them
together in a recording studio and have them create spontaneous art inspired
by that city’s musical lineage.
From this humble thought came Philadelphia
Experiment and, hot on its heels, the underground classic Detroit
Experiment.
Now after four years of deliberation, Ropeadope has broken out
its lab coats once again, heading back into the studio and emerging with yet
another potent musical concoction-Harlem Experiment.
Masterminded, like its
predecessors, by Grammy Award-winning producer Aaron Luis Levinson and
Ropeadope founder Andy Hurwitz, this time around they have assembled a
genre-bending tribute to perhaps America’s greatest cultural crown jewel:
Harlem USA.
The musicians taking part in Harlem Experiment are Carlos Alomar
on guitar, Eddy Martinez on keyboards, Don Byron on clarinet, Steven
Bernstein on trumpet, Ruben Rodriguez on bass and Steve Berrios on drums,
plus special guest performances featuring Taj Mahal, Olu Dara, James Hunter,
Queen Esther and Mums.