Whoopie Pie

Photo by Peter Gannushkin, c. 2010
Photo by Peter Gannushkin, c. 2010

Power Doom Blues from Down East. Bill McHenry - saxophone, Jamie Saft - bass guitar, keyboards, and Mike Pride - drums. Whoopie Pie, the Rodney Dangerfield of the Blues.




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Publication: NPR Music
Patrick Jarenwattananon
Whoopie Pie

At Winter Jazz Fest, I saw him play organ in his Whoopie Pie band, which is more or less a saxophone trio a la doom-metal, and it kind of blew my mind.

Publication: About.com Guide
Jacob Teichroew
Whoopie Pie

Keyboardist Jamie Saft's Whoopie Pie, featuring drummer Mike Pride and saxophonist Bill McHenry, treated jazz as though it were metal. The elevated decibel levels, the aggression, and the aura of doom were all present, although so were some deconstructed elements of jazz: late in the set, Saft walked a bass line on a synthesizer, and Pride played something of a ride cymbal pattern to match.