3 LEG TORSO
On Friday, November 4th, the Portland-based musical ensemble 3 Leg
arrive at the Rockfish bringing with them "all the beauty of Astor Piazolla's music and the spirit
of the Kronos Quartet." (CMJ) The show starts at 9:00 PM.
3 Leg Torso presents a very real difficulty for inveterate categorizers. The best one-sentence description comes courtesy of the All Music Guide: "Their original tunes incorporate elements of modern chamber music, Middle Eastern and Eastern European folk music and Argentinean tango."
This unusual synthesis is delivered with equal parts creativity, intelligence, wit
and joie de vivre. In other words, it's great, brainy, soulful fun.
From their 1996 start as a trio busking on Portland streets, 3 Leg Torso
has advanced their career with a feature on NPR's "All Things Considered",
appearances with symphony orchestras, independent film soundtrack work,
two commissions for the Portland Institute For Contemporary Art, an
appearance at the Hollywood Bowl and three CD releases.