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West Philadelphia Orchestra is inspired by klezmer and Balkan music, but they are at their best when smashing all of their influences together into riotous tracks like "Pole Grease." Composed by drummer Gregg Mervine, "Pole Grease" is a little bit Balkan, a little bit Brazilian, even a little klezmer, but it's undoubtedly Philly.

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released October 3, 2019
Gregg Mervine - composer, percussion, mix/master.
David Fishkin - alto sax
Frank Rein - trombone, baritone horn
Adam Hershberger and Dawn Webster - trumpets
Elliott Levin - tenor sax
Larry Goldfinger - clarinet
Hayley Varhol - baritone horn
Jim Parker - tuba
Design: Angela Miles

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West Philadelphia Orchestra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

West Philadelphia Orchestra (WPO) is a brass band inspired by the great Gypsy brass bands of Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia and Romania. WPO plays original and traditional music that also draws on Philly's jazz legacy. WPO is known for the intensity and chaos of their dance parties, as well as their curious line-up of musicians: spinning tubist, Elliott's hellfire sax, and the voice of Petia Z. ... more

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