The opening song on Balasanov's 2008 debut begins with splashy jazz drums, standup bass
and scat singing, before wrapping itself in an other worldly percussive melody that sounds like tweezers drumming on tiny pipes.
Jazz musician Esperanza Spalding accompanied herself on standup bass
for "If I Was Your Girlfriend.
The band consists of Frank Inangelo (bar manager at Vincent's) on drums, Jason James (Worcester's hardest working musician) on guitar, and Jack Hanlon (of The Amazing Royal Crowns) slapping the standup bass
Finally, suddenly, it's joined by a burst of groove and melody from a trio of reedists, a violinist, and Aoki himself, his standup bass
pushing the drummers' search into a joyous song.
The Visitors are a seven-piece band featuring - in addition to banjo - washboard, fiddle, standup bass
, guitar, mandolin and harmonica.