Cleaveland Jones, Diogo Brown, and JJ Freire Play the Standard Together Tonight
Taking a cue from the aforementioned (the good ones, anyway), our very Miami version of the supergroup, Cleaveland Jones, Diogo Brown and JJ Freire, giving patrons of The Standard tonight a second helping of what was apparently quite a show last Wednesday.
"The pairing with JJ and Diogo happened by accident, actually," explains Jones. "Although I have played with both of these guys many times before, I don't think the three of us have ever played together in this setting. Because it's summer, there's been some rotation of personnel lately. Last week was pretty last minute, but it was great. So here we are again."
"I'm surprised these two don't play together more often," says Jones. "It's a lot of fun."
How can it not be? The collaboration between the bassist who provides Lanzallamas Monofonica's hard-grooving bass lines (Brown), with the foundation of Suenalo's infectious beat (Friere's their drummer) and the soulful, swaying rhythms Jones displays on his own tracks like, "Stumble" and "If You Don't Love Me," could only be a match made in heaven.
Show starts at 9pm and parking will be discounted. This will be the last time this goes down for "a little while," according to Jones, so you don't want to miss it.