UNDERGROUND HORNS: A group of skilled musicians, led by German-born saxophonist Welf Dorr.
SOUND: Intricate funk-tinged jazz.
BEST OF THE SUBWAY: “Direct feedback,” says Dorr. “If the music is happening, you get a crowd. Last Saturday, a woman came up and said that we touched her soul.” Another woman hooked them up with her sister, who was getting married in Egypt. “We got a wedding gig in Cairo from playing in the subway. It was very lavish and decadent.”
WORST: “Cops can shut you down if they feel like it, even if you have a permit. And then, of course, the subway is dirty, loud, and crazy hot in summer―not the nicest place to hang out.”
FIND THEM AT: myspace.com/undergroundhorns.
Listen: "Big Beat"
Underground Horns, "Big Beat"