GTO Plays Lincoln Center
12th October 2016
Ghost Train Orchestra will be performing at one of the best sounding venues in NYC, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, on Sunday October 30. This set is part of a series going on at Lincoln Center called Hot Jazz Age: From the First Jazz Recording to the Dawn of Swing (1917-1934), presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center and the New York Hot Jazz Festival, October 28-30. We'll be performing our arrangements of beautiful and haunting compositions from late 1920s Chicago and Harlem.
Sunday October 30th
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
at Lincoln Center
10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY
Hot Town Makes Best of 2015 Lists
24th January 2016
NPR writer Francis Davis included Ghost Train Orchestra's Hot Town in his Top 10 List of 2015 Jazz Albums. Hot Town was also included in year-end lists by writers Dave Lynch of AllMusic and Scott Yanow. Hot Town is Ghost Train Orchestra's third album, picking up where Hothouse Stomp left off, with guest Colin Stetson on bass saxophone.
"At once faithful and resolutely postmodern in its approach to the most vintage material jazz has to offer, Ghost Train Orchestra's antic Hot Town delivers...the sound of surprise can come from music long past, music only those of us in the here-and-now have never heard before." -- Francis Davis, NPR
"Carpenter retains the feel and atmosphere, succeeding at being creative within the style of the era...heartily recommended" -- Scott Yanow, BEST JAZZ ALBUMS OF 2015
"The arrangements are inventive, and the solos come fast and furious. Hot Town is all about fun." -- Steve Greenlee, JAZZTIMES EDITOR'S PICK
"The Ghost Train Orchestra features musicians who consistently operate outside the mainstream, and Hot Town proves no one covers singular jazz from a bygone era better than these singular jazzers of today." -- Dave Lynch, ALLMUSIC
Great Reviews for Hot Town
25th July 2015
"The Ghost Train Orchestra features musicians who consistently operate outside the mainstream, and Hot Town proves no one covers singular jazz from a bygone era better than these singular jazzers of today." -- Dave Lynch, allmusic
"The arrangements are inventive, and the solos come fast and furious. Hot Town is all about fun." -- Steve Greenlee, JazzTimes Editor's Pick
"Hot Town is music you’ve more than likely never heard before, but more than likely it is music you’ll want to hear again and again. It’s that infectious." -- Jack Goodstein, blogcritics
Celebrate Brooklyn! Friday July 17th with GTO and Alloy Orchestra
3rd June 2015
Ghost Train Orchestra will be performing on Friday July 17th at the Prospect Park bandshell as part of the annual Celebrate Brooklyn! The show is free, gates open at 6:30pm and GTO starts at 7:30pm. Alloy Orchestra will follow with a live score to The Son of the Sheik.