Schleigho

Schleigho (pronounced shlay-ho) is a NYC four-piece that came together while attending Boston's Berklee School of Music. These four guys - drummer Erik Egol, flutist/guitarist Suke Cerulo, jazz pianist Jesse Gibbon, and bassist Matt Rubano -- were entranced with jazz early on and molded a sound similar to the likes of Bela Fleck or Medeski, Martin, & Wood. Making a name in the college rock scene, they are also regulars at the Knitting Factory and have played with a few jazz aficionados like Fleck, Maceo Parker, and Galatic. Their fourth CD, Continent, was released in mid-2000 on the Butch Trucks (Allman Brothers Band) spearheaded label, Flying Frog Records, and for its supporting tour, Paco Mahone replaced a departed Rubano (he went on to join emo-rockers Taking Back Sunday). Live at Ho-Down 2000 appeared in spring 2001.
MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi

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