The Countdown 2017 | Arthur Vint & Associates

Transplanted in space and time, drummer Arthur Vint rocks cowboy boots and a bolo, even at The Village Vanguard. His unique perspective delivers sounds of the Southwest in Jazz clothing on his debut album with Ropeadope - Through The Badlands. This year Arthur brought us a new project that developed from his work with Brooklyn's Nitehawk cinema, performing before a screening of the film The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Arthur reconvenes his AssociatesIan Stapp (bass) Jon Cowherd (piano, organ) Tony Scherr (electric guitar) Roy Williams (acoustic guitar) Andrew Halchak (bass clarinet, clarinet, flute) Rich Perry (tenor sax) Blanca Cecilia González (violin) and Yvonnick Prene (harmonica) to reconfigure and celebrate the music of Ennio Morricone. Although Morricone's music has been revisited many times, Vint & Associates offer a new treatment with fresh orchestrations and extended sections for improvisation.