December 27, 2013To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
Press Contact: Jim Eigo, jim@jazzpromoservices.com

 Gary Lucas at the Frida Kahlo House, Mexico City  after selling out Cineteca Nacional with Spanish “Dracula” 12/2/13
“Landmark music…landmark playing and landmark musical thinking.”
Read the review here:
Gary just returned to NYC from Eastern Europe where he performed a stellar solo show at the Budapest Jazz Club Sat. Dec. 21st, jamming with Dezo Toni, saxophonist of Hungarian free-jazz ensemble DeBort. This followed successful shows in Prague and Brno with his celebrated Spanish “Dracula” project, and the debut of his new Ghosts of Prague ensemble at Jazz Dock Prague, a floating club on the Charles River.
Check out a new interview with Gary last week on Radio Prague:
Preview of Gary Lucas’ Ghosts of Prague show in Prague in Czech national paper IDNES:

Check out part two of Gary’s Radio Prague interview here:
This culminates a very active year for Gary.
He enters the new year with high profile shows in Santander Spain–
including the premiere of his new live film score for the Chinese silent classic “The Goddess” Jan. 9th–
followed by the release of his OTHERWORLD duo album with legendary Peter Hammill Feb. 3rd,

and their live debut Feb. 21st at London’s Union Chapel.

Check out an OTHERWORLD teaser clip:
Purchase tickets for Peter Hammill and Gary Lucas’ premiere live OTHERWORLD concert  here:
Gary recently played his fourth sold-out show of the year at the Cineteca Nacional in Mexico City.
He packed the Cineteca Nacional in Mexico City Sat. night Nov. 30th with fans young and old eager to hear his original live solo guitar score–1 hour 45 minutes of continuous playing– accompanying the rare 1931 Spanish-language “Dracula” (d. George Melford, with Lupita Tovar and Carlos Villarias). The sold-out crowd gave Gary a standing ovation at the end of the evening. He followed this the next day with his Captain  Beefheart Symposium at Casa Del Lago, Mexico City’s biggest park.
This marks Gary Lucas’ fourth sold-out performance this year:
with Spanish “Dracula”
Jerusalem Film Festival 7/16/13
Cinefamily Silent Movie Theatre in Hollywood 7/30/13
Cineteca Nacional Mexico City 11/30/13
with “The Edge of Heaven”, Gary Lucas’ 30s Chinese pop project
  BAM’s Fisher Space, Brooklyn 10/5/13
Interview with Gary in The Prague Post about the project:
View the poster: http://bit.ly/IO8gi5
This has been an extremely  busy fall for Gary Lucas.
Before traveling to Mexico, Gary played shows in Paris, London, Bristol, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.
He packed legendary Shakespeare and Company Bookstore in Paris on Thurs. Nov. 7th
Gary and UK vocalist Tim Watt perform “Grace” at Shakespeare and Company Paris:
Gary Lucas performed at the Barezzi Festival in Parma Italy Oct. 24th before a packed house at the Teatro Parco
for a special 3 hour concert/career retrospective entitled Gary Lucas Touched By Grace:  From Beefheart to Buckley and Beyond
After receiving a special Lifetime Achievement Award from the festival, Gary was joined onstage by legendary Italian singer/songwriter Vinicio Caposella.
Gary Lucas and Vinicio Caposella at the Barezzi Festival Parma Italy:
This was followed by a solo set drawing on material from Gary’s 20-plus solo albums,
and then Gary was joined onstage by guest vocalist Alessio Franchini, who performed many of the dozen songs co-written by Gary Lucas and Jeff Buckley, including “Grace” and “Mojo Pin”.
Directly before his appearance in Italy, Gary performed solo in Havana Cuba at the Gaia Arts Centre on Oct. 17th as part of a new production of Federico Garcia Lorca’s play “La Casa de Bernarda Alba”, directed by Esther Cardoso. He also performed live on national Radio Havana Cuba.
Gary began what proved to be very busy month with the NYC premiere of the expanded concert edition of his celebrated 1930’s Chinese pop project “The Edge of Heaven”, which received standing ovations at BAM’S sold-out Fisher Space Oct. 4th and 5th.
Mo Hai Jing sings “The Mad World” at Gary’s sold out “Edge of Heaven” BAM show 10/5/13:
On Nov. 1st, Gary presented a special Day of the Dead show, performing his original solo guitar score accompanying the 1931 Spanish-language “Dracula” at the United Palace Theatre in Harlem .
This will be the third time this year Lucas has performed with the film, after selling out both the Jerusalem Film Festival and the Silent Movie Theatre in Hollywood with the project last July.
He is scheduled to perform with Spanish “Dracula” again at the end of November at the Cineteca Nacional in Mexico, followed by performances in December with the film in the Czech Republic and January 2014 in Santander Spain.
An excerpt from Lucas’ score is included on Gary’s new “Cinefantastique” album. out now on Northern Spy Records.
First review just in for Gary Lucas’ new “Cinefantastique” album:
Guitar wizard Gary Lucas’ impressive CV includes stints with Captain Beefheart and writing iconic songs with Jeff Buckley. As a movie buff, he also often performs one-man live soundtracks to macabre classics like Spanish “Dracula”. His hypnotic, cinematic virtuosity is celebrated further on this stirring record, which also includes re-imagined guitar scores to cult, classic flicks by Fellini, Hitchcock and Herzog.”
—Stephen Daultrey, Bizarre (UK), Sept. 2013
Listen to Gary Lucas’ performance of music “Satantango” from his new album:
On October 25th, Gary’s new book– “Touched by Grace–My Time with Jeff Buckley” —
was published in English in the US and UK by Jawbone Press–distributed in the US by Hal Leonard.
First US reader’s review:
The original Italian language edition published by Arcana in Italy last year received outstanding reviews:
Out next spring is the debut album from Wild Rumpus: Gary Lucas and DJ Cosmo (Colleen Murphy)’s  psychedelic dance project, on the Bitches Brew label.
The animated clip for their single “Rock the Joint” has over 200,000 hits on YouTube:
Thurs. Jan. 9th
Fundacion Botin, Santander Spain
Gary Lucas performs the world premiere of his new live solo guitar score
for Wu Yonggong’s 1934 silent masterpiece “The Goddess” (Shen Nu)
as part of “The Golden Age of Chinese Film” series, curated by Richard Pena
Fri. Jan. 10th
Fundacion Botin, Santander Spain
Gary Lucas accompanies the 1934 Spanish “Dracula” with his
original solo guitar score, curated by Richard Pena

Tues. Jan. 14th
Gershwin Hotel, NYC
Gary Lucas gives a solo acoustic concert
Fri. Feb. 21st
Union Chapel, London
The duo of Gary Lucas and Peter Hammill premiere their new OTHERWORLD duo project
View the poster here:
Check out a teaser clip for their upcoming album,
Purchase tickets here:
Sat. March 1st
Wexner Center for the Performing Arts
Columbia Ohio
Gary performs his live score accompanying Coffin Joe a/k/a Jose Mojica Marins’ “Esta Noite Encarnerei no teu Cadaver”
(This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse) during the Wexner’s Brazilian Film Festival

Great review of Gary’s new book TOUCHED BY GRACE from producer/songwriter Jon Tiven:
Check out more excellent reviews at amazon.com:
New interview with Gary Lucas about his forthcoming OTHER WORLD album with Peter Hamill
RIP Frank Zappa, 20 years gone this week…Gary is quoted in this overview from Relix Magazine
Read a new reader’s review of “TOUCHED BY GRACE” from Amazon.com:
Video clip for THE WORLD OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART special on NTR radio:
featuring Gary Lucas, Nona Hendryx and The Metropole Orchestra:
Read a new interview with Gary Lucas in ROCKSHOT:
and in MOJO:
Check out new clips of Gary Lucas live last week at the Southbank Centre London 11/14/13:
Check out New York Times writer Brad Spurgeon’s blog about Gary’s instore in Paris 11/7/13
New interview with Gary Lucas in the Aberdeen Scotland Evening Express:
Marking the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht,
Gary Lucas posts a historic clip performing “Verklarte Kristallnacht” solo
at the Berlin JazzFest Nov. 8th 1989:
More Reviews just in for Gary’s new book “Touched By Grace”:
“Very impressive”
   –John Leland, New York Times journalist and author of “Hip: The History” and “Why Kerouac Matters”
Review from Popshifter:
“GRACE” just voted by MOJO readers one of the 20 Most Influential Albums of the last 20 Years:
Check out a pic of Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson and Gary Lucas at SOB’S NYC 12/92
Gary’s new “Cinefantastique” album receives a rave review from Radio Student FM Slovenia:
from the Slovenian: “The album Cinefantastique once again proves Lucas the master of guitar strings.”
Check out a message from Gary’s friend and collaborator Portuguese vocalist Diana Silveira about Gary’s new book “Touched By Grace”:
Gary Lucas discusses the tracks on his new “Cinefantastique” album:
View “The King’s Chain”,  an outtake from
“Greetings From Tim Buckley” (2012, d. Dan Algrant)
featuring Gary’s guitar and Penn Badgley as Jeff Buckley:
Gary Lucas pays tribute to late great French director Patrice Chereau:
Gary’s new book “Touched By Grace” receives a 4 Star review in the new MOJO:
Listen to Gary Lucas live on East Village Radio’s “Morricone Youth” program:
Click on Sept. 29th link: http://bit.ly/tp9zxo
Gary plays live on WFMU’s “Airborne Event” with Sally Kwok and Mo Hai Jing:
Just out on digital only:
“The Infra-Realist Session”
Gary Lucas studio collaboration with Spanish spoken-word artist Bruno Galindo
on Rare Lumiere
Check out four clips from The World of Captain Beefheart’s debut @ The Bridge 8/15/13
Suction Prints:
When Big Joan Sets Up:
Evening Bell:
Tropical Hot Dog Night:
Check out a clip of Gary Lucas, Amanda Palmer, and Mother Falcon performing at Littlefield in Brooklyn 6/2013

Gary Lucas just finished recording a new duo album in England with legendary Peter Hammill (Van Der Graaf Generator)…stay tuned!

RIP JAMES GANDOLFINI  9/18/61–6/19/13
Gary Lucas and Alabama 3 perform “Woke Up This Morning”
(Theme from “The Sopranos”) Live in London:
Check out a clip of Gary Lucas solo live in Vienna
and with guest vocalist Mika Vember:
Check out a clip Brazilian horror director Jose Mojica Marins (Coffin Joe) sent specially from Sao Paulo
to open Gary’s recent Ljubljana show:
Gary Lucas selects his 5 Favorite Horror Films on Slovenian website Planet.Siol:
Review of Gary’s Ljubljana show 5/14/13 from Radio Student:
Gary is interviewed live on Radio Student Ljubljana:
New TonePrints custom designed by Gary Lucas for TC Electronics of Denmark
available for free download here for guitarists worldwide:
Gary Lucas is profiled in Czech music magazine Rock and Pop:
Gary Lucas is profiled in Czech national newspaper Lidove Noviny  4/13/2013
Gary Lucas “twists” Latin Music–New Collaborations
From Colombia, with the Andrew Oldham Orchestra:
from Ecuador, with Duo Passionato:
From Cuba, with Haydee & Suylen Milanes and Los Van Van:
a friend and a fan of Gary’s music
scroll down mid-page here:
Check out Nona Hendryx and Gary Lucas  on national Dutch radio NTR:
Gary Lucas discusses three of his favorite artists for threepieces.org:
Skip James, The Incredible String Band, and Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac
Gary Lucas has a new short story “Me and the Golem” available for download from TheWriteDeal.org
Gary discusses the origins of his phrase “The Only Group that Matters” re The Clash in a new YouTube interview
Gary is mentioned by legendary Stones producer Andrew Loog Oldham in the latest MOJO:
Gary rocks out with the fabulous Nona Hendryx live on “Lady Marmalade” here
Gary has a new essay in Volume Two of  “Jews: A People’s History of the Lower East Side” , edited by Clayton Patterson
Order here from Amazon http://amzn.to/YDnj1j

Gary Lucas’ new book “Touched by Grace– My Time with Jeff Buckley” will be published in the UK and US in September by UK publisher Jawbone Press

New Masterclass page
New Updated Bio:
New page for Gary Lucas’s book
“Touched by Grace: La Mia Musica Con Jeff Buckley”:
“Greetings from Tim Buckley”, a new film about Jeff Buckley’s early days in NYC,
directed by Dan Algrant and starring Penn Badgley and featuring Tony award winner Frank Wood as Gary Lucas,
was just picked up for distribution by Tribeca Film and Focus World, and will be in cinemas this spring
Review from The Hollywood Reporter:
Gary Lucas discourses on Rock Attitude on the French Arte Channel:

Mother Falcon perform “Pennies” featuring Gary Lucas and Amanda Palmer:
This E Mail is being sent for Gary Lucas by:
Jim Eigo Jazz Promo Services T: 845-986-1677 E-Mail:http://jim@jazzpromoservices.com



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