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Brooklyn Attractors

General

Genre: Reggae
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Members

Eddie Ocampo: Drums
Justin Rothberg: Guitar
Rich Graiko: Trumpet
Luke Penella: Saxophone
Dan Jeselsohn: Bass

Discography

Good Evil Alchemy (2014) Live In NYC (2015)

Music

Biography

Instrumental music of the 1960’s, from Jamaica to America, performed by an all-star line-up, including members of Westbound Train, New York Ska Jazz Ensemble, the Void Union, Stubborn Allstars, Dub is a Weapon, the Rocksteady 7, Beat Brigade, the Toasters, and more!

“My favorite thing about the Brooklyn Attractors is that they are students of the music. and having been around since the beginning of the music, I know what it’s supposed to sound like.  They have not only respected the traditions, but they are leaning forward.  It (the music) can’t stay in one place forever and they are bringing it forward.  That’s what I like about the whole thing.” Larry McDonald (Gil Scott-Heron, Bob Marley and Lee Perry)

“I love the BA horn section; it reminds me of my old We The People days with Dean Fraser, Nambo Robinson, and Chico Chin. It’s rare that you encounter a horn section where everyone in it is both a great section player and a strong improviser, but that’s the case here.” – Andy Bassford (Toots and The Maytals, Burning Spear, The Skatalites)

“It’s truly an allstar line-up.  The group could only exist in New York City… A place where there is not only the love for Jamaican music, but the musicians who have been here making it happen all along.

These guys know the language.. it’s very rare to have a line up where every musician is so well-versed in the style.” – Rich Graiko BA Bandleader