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Rubens Salles

November 19 | Set Times: 10:00pm

Cover: $$15 | Doors: 6:00pm
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2 drink minimum for table service | Happy Hour 6pm-7pm 

Pianist Rubens Salles brings his unique style to Club Bonafide, to launch his already celebrated newest album, Liquid Gravity Plus. This unconventional Brazilian-born composer explores a sophisticated mix of contemporary and classical influences. Liquid Gravity Plus brings a unique selection of originals and acclaimed standards – all structured into polytonal arrangements, which dismantle and reconstruct music. The result is absolutely unexpected. Rubens’ version of Girl from Ipanema, for instance, moves far away from Bossa Nova to offer new parameters in Brazilian rhythm; in Rarefeito, his own composition, Rubens traverses the intense world of melody proposing a fresh approach. The album produces a language of its own, intertwining the richness of Brazil’s baião of Hermeto Pascoal with classical inspirations coming from American composer Charles Ives. Liquid Gravity Plus adds a free improvisation element into the big picture – something never explored in-depth before in Brazilian music. At Cornelia, Rubens brings special guest John Clark, the American French horn player and Jazz legend who was a regular with the Gil Evans Orchestra.

The band: on bass, Brazilian master Leco Reis; on drums, the manpower of Kenny Grohowski; and on flute, the pure sound of Michel Gentile.


Club Bonafide
212 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022