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Screaming Headless Torsos

Band, *1989 US
Jazz and Rock

Genres: Rock, Jazz-Funk, Funk, Jazz Fusion, Punk Jazz Years active 1989–present Labels Discovery Records, R.D.S./Rough Trade Records Associated acts KIF, Planet Microjam, Black Cherry Acid Lab. Houseofreedom, Medeski, Martin, & Wood, Jojo Meyer & Nerve, Website www.torsos.com Members: Freedom Bremner, David Fiuczynski, David Ginyard, Daniel Sadownick, Gene Lake, Skoota Warner. Past members: Dean Bowman, Fima Ephron, John Medeski, Jojo Mayer Historically the Torsos' music mixes and mashes guitar driven rock, jazz, hip-hop, funk, soul, r&b, reggae, and drum and bass grooves and concepts, along with future shock percussion, improvisation, acrobatic vocals, and most recently Fiuczynski's eastern, Arabic, and African, microtonal guitar influences. SHT's original line up was guitarist David Fiuczynski, vocalist Dean Bowman, bassist Fima Ephron, percussionist Daniel Sadownick, and drummer Jojo Mayer (Nerve). Drummer Gene Lake joined the Torsos, replacing Jojo Mayer for their 2001 album Live!! and the album "Torsos 2005". In 2001 vocalist Freedom Bremner replaced Dean Bowman. He joined the band officially in 2004 and was featured along with Dean Bowman on the album "Torsos 2005". Fima Ephron, featured on all the Torsos' albums, left the band in 2004 replaced briefly by bassist Steve Jenkins until 2008 and the entrance of David Ginyard. Screaming Headless Torsos has also featured many of New York's top musicians during their live performances including Sofia Ramos (vocals), John Medeski, (keyboards), rapper Ahmed Best, and Reggie Washington, (bass). The Torsos' rhythm section has also at times served as the backing band for artist, Meshell Ndegeocello , for both live in concert and on her early recordings.

        
Members
PortraitDean Bowman
voc US
PortraitDavid Fiuczynski
g *1964 US
PortraitDaniel Sadownick
perc US
PortraitFima Ephron
b, eb US
PortraitJojo Mayer
dr *1963 CH
Popular Tracks   
Vinnie on 1995 by Screaming Headless Torsos
Smile in a Wave on 1995 by Screaming Headless Torsos
Free Man on 1995 by Screaming Headless Torsos
Cult of the Internal Sun on 1995 by Screaming Headless Torsos
Word to Herb on 1995 by Screaming Headless Torsos
Blue in Green on 1995 by Screaming Headless Torsos
Brooce Swayne on Code Red by Screaming Headless Torsos
Little Wing on 1995 by Screaming Headless Torsos
Graffiti Cemetary on 1995 by Screaming Headless Torsos
Hope on 1995 by Screaming Headless Torsos

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Discography

Title Artist Year Type
Live!! In New York And ParisScreaming Headless Torsos2005Album
Choice Cuts Of The Screaming Headless TorsosScreaming Headless Torsos2005Compil.
2005Screaming Headless Torsos2005Album
Live!Screaming Headless Torsos1998Album
Vinnie / Kermes MacabreScreaming Headless Torsos1995Single
Screaming Headless TorsosScreaming Headless Torsos1995Album
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